Sad sad day in November

It’s a sad sad Bee day for me today. After 2 1/2 months of bee checkup break and 2 decent rainstorms in San Jose many of my bees have died. In fact, 9 out of 13 colonies died. Many from Mites, some I think from a lack of food, one I don’t know. I hope the last 4 will make it through the winter. It will be tough to ramp back up from this. I need to do some serious thinking on what to do differently next year. My bees dying like this is tough for me; very tough