A month ago, I was looking at a hive full of bees. The honey super was crawling with them and the entrance was very active. Two days ago, only a few at the entrance, the honey super was empty. When I removed the honey super, I could look into the upper brood box, but I couldn't see into the lower box. About fifty bees at most in the upper. I doubt the lower super holds much more that that. I can't hear the normal buzz when I put my ear against the hive. I'm willing to let things be to see what happens by spring. I may build a new set of boxes and get a new pachage of bees to start a new hive. I'm afraid to start a new one in the hive I have now if it's infected with mites. I've caught a lot of yellorjackets in the traps lately.