Wow! Where do I start!? The last time I checked on my girls was probably late August/mid September. On my hive I was running a deep, deep, queen excluder, and medium. On my Dad's hive, he was running a deep, queen excluder, medium. When I checked my hive last, I pulled out one frame of the upper deep and it was jam packed with eggs, brood, capped honey. It looked just as it should and my hive was buzzing. Because of the (seemingly) excellent state of affairs, I didn't go into my lower deep. I'm in southeast NC and we've had some really warm days, but have already had our first frost and very cool temps at night. Dad and I checked the hives today to prepare them for winter and we were SHOCKED :shock: ! My entire deep was EMPTY. No brood, no capped honey, no nothing. They've already kicked out all the drones. My upper deep was buzzing and very active - but I didn't see ANY eggs, nor did I spot the Queen. So...I don't know if I have a Queen, but I was shocked to find NO EGGS. My Dad's hive was the same way, but I THANKFULLY DID spot his queen. I don't remember having this problem last year at this time at all! Shouldn't there be eggs? Shouldn't they NOT be burning through the honey stores so fast? Very very concerned. As of right now I took everything off and have one deep on the bottom board for my hive. Any and all thoughts/advice/ideas would be GREATLY appreciated! :beg: Totally BEEwildered at today's find! Thank you!