Two days ago we noticed what looked like robbing on my only hive, which has been vigorous all season.
(Three weeks ago I removed a super full of lovely honey and all was well.The 2 deep hive bodies were healthy then.)
I closed up the hive very tight, leaving only a small front entrance blocked by pine needles. Today the robbing looked worse, more wrestling bees and also yellow jackets, so I hefted the hive, which had been very heavy the day before, and found it much lighter.
When I went in I was horrified. The whole interior had been devastated by disgusting fat wax moths, everywhere! I took it all apart, destroyed as many larvae as possible, left what honey scraps were available outside for cleaning (and more robbing no doubt), replaced frames and what bits of honey comb were left. I am making syrup now, but I didn't see any queen or brood, and I don't know if it is too late to save this hive. Can I feed and re-queen now? I have 3 frames of nice honey in the freezer that I had saved or late winter feeding, and if they will help I will use them now, but with no queen in sight it seems almost pointless.
What shall I do???