My friends have some property and agreed to let another friend put beehives in their orchard . One was a captured swarm one was a fledgling hive . Anyway they left town for the weekend , came back and they are both gone!? I looked at the hives- two eight frame deeps, one had nothing at all , no comb just yellow specks. The other had comb and a hand full of bees, I don't have protective gear so I was nervous to pull the frame that had bees on it!? Can these bees be saved if they are making a queen ? Would they be able to make a queen? The person who brought them over obviously doesn't know how to keep them and I only have read and researched in hopes of getting involved someday. They were not feed at all can we help them? She did buy really expensive hives though lol!