We came home after two weeks away for the holidays and were devastated to find that the bees in two of our three bee boxes were dead. The honey was gone, much of the wax for their comb was gone, and the bees were gone. We found several dead wasps on the bottom of the boxes. We are so sad that our little bees did not survive, and are at a loss as to what may have happened. We have our theories, but they are only theories. The remaining box of bees seems to be thriving (see above), and we hope they continue to do so.