Cleaned out dead hives

Both hives didn't survive the winter and were filled with tens of thousands of dead bees, inches thick in the bottom of each hive. The hives were moldy but didn't smell too bad, surprisingly. Both hives were still full of honey. I had observed activity into December but nothing since. I have known since a quick peek in late January that only one hive still had a small cluster but they, too, perished.

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