Just found my Colony dead, and it’s not even winter.
Looking for some help/ advice as to what might have gone wrong.
I have a top bar hive, with a new Queen and 3 lb package installed this year.
We installed into the top bar hive that we used last year but lost our bees in winter due to cold. There was approximately half a hive of honey left which we installed into.
Everything was going well. Capped brood, increasing numbers. No signs of disease infection.
We had a few frosts recently and temperatures have dropped.
Suspected there was an issue today and found the bees all dead.
There were hundreds of them and they had built plenty of comb but NO HONEY.
None of the honey we gave them was left. We were feeding them also.
Any thoughts on what happened?