My hive died last winter (actually late last fall I suspect). I didn't want to open it during the winter and add to the stress in case it was still going, so I inspected it this spring. What I found was considerable amounts of stores (pollen and honey, say 30# of honey) and very few if any bees, couple dozen dead bees mostly on the bottom board). There was very little brood if any to speak of, and the little there was scattered in pockets. Overall, I would not be too concerned about reusing this equipment after cleaning it up, except for one thing I found. In the couple of patches of sealed brood (no more than 4-5 sq in total) a few of the cells have holes in them. I've opened one or two and do not see the gummy remains of a larvae, and in a couple there seem to be fully formed bees which were trying or about to come out. But still this could be a sign of AFB. What do folks think?