The bees are alot darker than when they quit flying in the fall. I don't know if I blinked and had a supercedure before the weather turned nasty, but I like what I'm seeing today. If they make any honey, we're gonna have some queen rearing material.
If things work out, would you be interested in exchanging a few virgin queens? One of the Canadian queen from David Eyre that I started in a nuc in June blistered thru October and was my strongest hive. Haven't had the weather to dig in my hives yet, but if she continues where she left off last year, she will be my donor.