bad news . . . one hive, small. only a brooder with two 6 inch supers. it's our first winter, when dad realizes that the bees aren't eating the food . . . when he opens it up, he finds a super and a half full of honey, but devoid of bees. when he peeked into the brooder, it was a skeleton shift down there. not literally, but you know the expression. there are ants in the hive, but we are going to make a four leg table with the cans of oil . . . a few dead bees on the floor of the hive, more on the place where they land. we haven't been using our entrance reducer, as it doesn't get all that cold here in Chico, but it does drop below 32 F every few nights . . . he couldn't search too thoroughly because he didn't want to release all the heat in the hive . . . that's all the specifics i have, please give any tips or ideas . . .