Welcome aboard Fordguy:
That sure was a rough year to start out and be glad that hive is around this season to TRY and bring it up to par with other hives.
A few important things:
1) definitely no excluder
2) reduced entrance to help guard the hive
3) feeding of sugar water (even if was flow is good - this stimulates movement in the hive) increases pheromonal scent of the queen
4) Think about replacing the queen unless you see good egg patterns
5) Don't keep any more supers on the hive then which can be defended
6) Evaluate the morning sun and if the hive is getting as much sun as the others in the morning hours.7) TELL US WHERE YOU ARE FROM IN YOUR PROFILE SO WE CAN BETTER HELP!!!
Start with Number 7 and then evaluate the others - but having invaders in your colony means (most of the time) you have created a hive that is NOT enforcable - it is being breeched by other insects. If you have/had hive beetle, wax moth isn't too far away.
If you post your location here, please include it in your profile - Eivindm tracks our membership in map format so we know what seasons you are in.
Also, PLEASE read the posts in the Admin Message Forum (top most forum) to help you setup your side of the forum to best interact with us all - it is really painless, I swear
Give you more hints as soon as we know where you are - location ESPECIALLY this month is EVERYTHING in deciding what to do with a hive - but you need a good number of bees, clean off all burr comb, make sure your frames fit tightly against each other and SERIOUSLY evaluate the QUEEN and also the movements of the bees - are they indeed doing PROPER bee duties!!!!