I'm so sorry to hear this. Sorry for you, and scared for me!! We too have a yellow jacket problem. Lost one hive that was struggling, and now they are hunting the other hives. I've got traps out, and mikel wants to spray, but i'm wondering how do you spray and not get the bees! We've had a couple of freezing nights, which I also thought would get them, but they are still here. I reaally hate yellow jackets!!!!!
Any suggestions to help save the remaining hives? I've reduced all entrances. I have screened bottom boards, do you think I should close them up with mite boards? I'm worried about my two baby hives. They went in to winter pretty strong, but are still both on the small side.
ugh, it's going to be a long worrisome winter. :(. I know you will come back all right, but if there is anything I can do to help, lemme know! I can send honey as iddee recommends.
Wishing you luck in the spring! I know you will bounce back with no problem.