I'm going into my sixth year doing this, and the first couple were pretty "educational" to say the least, so I kind of know what a dead hive, diseased or swarmed looks like. That said..... Two weeks ago checked the hives in prep for pulling supers. My uber-hive was rocking, as usual. Everybody happy, busy, content, etc., about 75-80lb. to be pulled when they finished capping, as they almost had. Steady stream of incoming and outgoing. I did not bother opening the brood boxes. Eleven days later, as I show up with leaf blower and kids to carry supers, there are 3 full supers, perfectly capped, and about a total of about eight bees wondering around looking rather lost. The other hives were still fine, with brood of all stages, full supers, etc, but this hive had nothing. No brood, bees, ripped Q cells, nada. The supers were there, full and capped, but nobody guarding it. It didnt even show signs of being robbed (ripped cappings, etc), so I'm assuming whatever happened, had just happened. This hive is in the middle of the row, if that should make any difference. Just when I thought I was getting the hang of this, too..... Anybody know what happened, and what I could have done to prevent it? Thanks.