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I have a hive that was doing just fine all last year and until about two days ago. Then, I noticed that there was no activity so I opened it up and found 4 frames which the attached picture can describe. I need to know what it is and what do I need to do to reset the hive so I can start it again. I have another new hive just starting and will start another new one in two weeks. I just don't want this to happen to them as well. Hopefully someone can provide me with some answers.

James Jordan
 

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looks like one of the viruses associated with varroa mites?: What part of the world are you in? climate, freezing, starvation can also be issues?
 

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Thanks. Apparently they did freeze. We had temperatures around 3 degrees for a week or so. I had opened the lid when it was over and thought there were fine. Whatever activity I saw was from robber bees and not the hive. I live in central Texas so it was a rather unexpected two weeks of cold weather. Again, thanks.
 

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I lost a hive that week too. My larger hives are ok, but low numbers can't form a large enough cluster to rotate and share the heat. I lost my small hive
 
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