in my second attempt at beekeeping, im off to a roaring thud. last year i lost my one and only hive to mites i think, i wintered the hive with moth crystals from mann lake which i removed over a month ago, i hope this was enough.
this year i got two 3lb packs. i installed three days ago, i checked on queens today and found happiness in one hive and a queen cage of dead bees in the other. im guessing its not the suppliers fault because not just the queen was dead. there is only a few thou bees left in the hive, should i order new package$$$ or just try a requeen.
would the bees from dead queen hive join the hive next door or just leave or something else explain few thou missing.