Sean, so sorry to hear of this terrible thing. I know, I have had starved bees before, felt bad, learned lessons. Jody was right, I almost lost a colony to starvation, they are still bringing out the dead. I fed all my colonies and they sucked down the baggie of sugar syrup like there was no tomorrow. I will be feeding for at least a couple of more days. I think that our weather may finally be breaking, we look like sunshine coming today. The blackberry flow should be coming soon, but not here just yet.
Keep your chin up Sean, I know that is hard to do when things have gone amuck. But keep on trying, working with the bees, slowly, but surely, you will get the numbers back up that you want. Have a wonderful, great day, chins up. Cindi