I got back from a week and such of vacation to two dead hives PACKED with wax moths, larvae, and cocoons.
I already knew that these were weak hives, but they must have left in a hurry because they went from bustling to this in such a short time.
That white plastic frame was my “good luck frame” because it was always super full of honey and pollen. I guess it wasn’t enough to get these gals through this though. Sad times.