Terribly sad, DD. The pictures remind me of the opening of the control pod in 'Quatermass & The Pit'.
Dear Dolly Dolly, my commiserations; this is something I have experienced several times and very disheartening it is too. What sort of hive is it, and did you treat for varroa - oxalic acid and so on? Many thanks for all your posts so far.
Sorry to hear that Dolly. :(
Yeah - she was a young Queen and I found Varroa at the end of last summer. Treated but clearly they were weak. It broke my heart. Going to get a second hive this year - double my chances.