Lost two hives a few weeks apart, help please
First hive I lost a few weeks ago. The hive was bone dry. There was at least 10 to 15 frames of capped honey in it before this but now empty. I was regularly checking the hive and mite count was not an issue. There was not other infestation and I didn’t see any queen cells for a new Queen.
Second hive we lost yesterday. Still has at least 10 frames of capped honey in it. There was a couple bees in the top box but other wise empty. This one did have what looks like an empty queen cell.
Northern CA hasn’t gotten too cold where I am. Maybe one night below 40 other wise above 50 every day.
If you have questions let me know. I just don’t know what happened. This is my first year as well.