Alas, our hive has passed away

Submitted by Greg on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 08:49

Today we made the sad discovery that our Queen had died, and our hive had passed away.  There were some signs that all was not right a couple of weeks ago when I looked in and saw that there were very few bees in the hive -- only two or three frames covered in the brood box, and none elsewhere.  Last week it seemed like things were looking up, as there were bees active up in the super, but when I came back today, there was no activity at all.