I think I did winterize well this year, however, I lost my weaker hive early in this season. The one hive was always weaker, than the other, by numbers and what not, I fed as much as i could, but one day I had a mass death of bees. I cleared the dead bees, saw there were still bees, however, realized they were not enough to keep the hive warm. Should I leave the dead hive alone, and in the spring get a package and place them in the hive, there is a lot of honey in the hive and what not. I wonder if that will be fine.
My other hive, was always strong, but today was a warm day, and I went in to clean the hive, found a lot of dead bees on the bottom of the hive. I did see some weird wasp like bees, and killed them, i think two of them. Hive still has a lot of bees.