Checked on bees today, not good. Have lost 9 hives and three nucs, just have one hive and one nuc left. One of the hives was the long lasting survivor hive of 7 or 8 years. A couple had starved out but the others had plenty of stores, bee bread and some evidence of brood. No bees to be found in the boxes or outside on the ground, just gone. Will try to get some pics in a couple of days. Bright side is will have plenty of empty equipment come spring.