Hi there, I am in NE Texas. I have one hive that set up shop two years ago in some old hives in the barn. An Old Bee keeper came out, took them home, and then resettled them back at my place. I have been a terrible keeper since then and am just now starting to learn. So Easter I checked the hive. and it looked bad (mice, beetles, ants). I took off the bottom hive body which they had abandoned. I gave them one 1:1 sugar water to see if I could help them. three days later I put hive beetle traps in the hive body, I could see new comb and worker brood. This morning there are dead bees on the ground and entrance! I am feeling so guilty that in helping I might have killed the hive (which was doing ok without me) There was a sudden temperature change last night–45 degrees or so. But I can’t figure out what I did. Any ideas?