You'll remember I lost a weak hive to wax moths about a month ago. After the fact, I hung that wax moth attractant in the 2 litre bottle that someone had posted the recipe for. It works really well--everyday there's more wax moths trapped. But. . .today--only two weeks after inspecting and finding all well--I walked back by my girls to do my daily inspection for garden spiders and noticed that there was no activity at the entrance of one of my hives. Put my ear against the box and heard a hum, but not very strong, so I lifted the outer cover and first thing I saw--wax moth. Put my veil on and went in to find a total mess plus wasps and yellow jackets! Really upset 'cause I didn't see this one coming. I did notice there were a lot more yellow jackets than usual this year but figured it was just nature's cycle and the bees would take care of themselves. They looked all right two weeks ago--hive was clean, not a lot of brood but good brood placed in tight circles on both sides of four frames. It actually looked a lot like my two queener. Even yesterday when I did my spider check, things looked normal at the entrance. I checked my three remaining hives and they're just bustling with an active population. What would cause this? Did the wasps or yellow jackets kill a lot of bees leaving the hive open to wax moths, or did the wax moths invade first? If they did, what was the cause of the rapid drop in bee population?