This hive was last inspected 10 days ago, and looked healthy, but wind picked up during the inspection as my dad noted here so closed shop after two frames.
Today, I made a thorough inspection of every frame after yesterday I noted about 10 or so wax moth larvae on the plastic slider. Good news is there are zero wax moth larvae inside the hive.
Bad news is the hive is devoid of bee larvae. Some sparse capped brood and that’s about it. No honey in the brood box, just in the super. No pollen either. I have a few completely empty frames in the brood box.
I was trusted with this hive as it was strong and I think I buggered it up. I suspect I killed the queen they’re not even attempting to make a new one because I didn’t find queen cells either.
Apart from giving up, what else do you suggest?
This is probably the best frame, after I shook off the bees.