I have two hives. One is very strong, and I literally cannot keep up with its honey production. The other is larger but hasn't produced any honey this season. The larger hive was as strong as the second early in the season but has become markedly slower over the course of the summer. This evening I checked it and found numerous frames with uncapped honey, no honey, and little to no brood. I noticed a small larva crawling from one cell, but didn't see any others. The comb is mostly dark and there was a strong smell of honey. Is this a wax moth problem? I didn't see any large worms, wood damage or webbing.
I removed one super from the hive to decrease the amount of excess space and give the bees a chance to rebound. Their numbers are still good. Is this wishful thinking? Can I save the hive, or is it on a terminal downward spiral?