I guess this is probably the worst news any beekeeper can have. No bees flying yesterday (temps in the 50s), went into most of the hives. They were done. Sixteen hives going into winter - LOTS of honey left on - and no hives surviving. Varroa hit them kind of hard in the fall, so populations were kind of small and I was prepared for the worst but I didn't expect this.
So my next big job is to process all of the honey they left and to somehow keep the wax moths away from the remaining drawn comb. Gonna stock up on those large plastic drum liners.
I'd be grateful for any advice (and encouragement) you could give me so that I can most efficiently deal with the situation at hand. By the way, I don't treat my colonies and this is my fifth year.