OK, one of my 3 hives seemed to be getting a little less strong quickly. Then I noticed there were fewer bees coming and going and bees constantly fighting at the entrance and stinging each other. So, I thought my really strong hive was robbing them. So, I put the enterence reducer back on. The next morning it seemed like more bees were coming and going. Almost like normal. By afternoon I noticed a pile of bees at the reduced coming and going and a whole cloud of bees around the hive going into the upper enterence and up under the cover.
So today I went out and popped off the cover and there were lots of dead bees all around on the inner cover. They were curled up likle they had been stung. Upon further inspection much of the capped honey in the honey super was gone and cappings all over. I took the honey super off and the queen excluder and the 2nd deep had been about 60-70% robbed out. Lots of curled up dead bees and a few bees fighting inside.
At that point I went to the bottom deep and the same thing. HOWEVER, something I've never seen.... There was no capped brood but lots of larva, alive, and crawling out of the cells and crawling around on the brood comb.
Is the an attacked and robbed hive with the larve no longer being few so they are crawling out to look for food? They WERE NOT chalky or dead. They looked quite healthy, just out of their cells or coming out of the cells. It was like this on a few frames. Looked like it was a pretty good brood pattern too....
Should I just take these mostly robbed supers and put them on my other hives and let the bees clean them out and move the honey around? What about the deep framed with the brood crawling around?
PS: Saw no mites on any of the larva or bees.