I have a question if someone can answer . So all my bees died in the hive this winter . There saw a lot of honey for them plus sugar cakes I've put in the hive . But what I see is verrla mites on the bottom board. No a lot but some .and they are under the dead bees that fell off the boards . I've found some bees still in cells after the honey. They all look very heathy. No deformities no mold just dead . Can those mites have killed ALL my bees ? And to start another colony how do I prepare the hive ? Should I scrap all the frames spotless of comb/honey and start fresh or can I just remove all the old bees and mites and let the new colony resume ?Hi everyone, Im jim. Im from Michigan.