We are new beekeepers. Lost a hive at the end of last summer suspected yellow jackets and/or perhaps nosema. This was a captured swarm that was doing well, and we had just put in apstain before colony was destroyed. Many dead bees around the entrance and lots of yellow jacket activity. Because there was still honey on the frames we put it in a small colony that we did not expect would make it through the winter (big mistake), but it did and now I am starting to see many dead bees around the entrance, and suspect something is wrong. Would like to send bees to lab for proper examination, worth the money just to know what is really going on. This will only be our second year and so very much more to learn. Any suggestions?