My hive has been having issues for awhile now. They were a new hive, and had a good laying queen, but then one day I found her dead outside the hive. The new queen she was replaced with had a bent abdomen, though she laid well so I decided it wasn’t a big deal.
Out of no where, my hive was invested with hive beetles. I was trying to get rid of them using all the suggested means possible, and though the beetle numbers decreased, there were still a lot of them. I noticed my bees had drawn out all their comb, but where unable to keep capped honey because of the beetles. I decided to take the top box off, leaving just the bottom box (still having a lot of room to fill since their capped honey was MIA) in hopes they would be better equipped to chase out beetles (as there would be less room to cover and protect). There was still plenty of room for the bees.
I went down and checked on them recently and they were all gone! Except for maybe 50 bees. I thought the queen had swarmed. Upon further inspection, I noticed that my queen had stopped laying. Then, I realized that my queen was still there in the hive with the other 50 or so bees.
I am unsure at this point what to do. My hive is being robbed and invaded by a large assortment of other bugs because there are barely any bees to defend it. My queen is still not laying, however the other bees have still been working
Is there anything I can do for this hive?