The sun was out and it was in the 60's today so I checked my 2 hives.
The top box on my blue hive was fairly heavy and I found some brood in the center and honey on the frames on either side so I was satisfied everything was good with it. Nothing going on in the lower box.
My yellow hive was a different story. I haven't seen as much activity as the blue hive and was a little worried about it. I picked up the top box and it was light - TOO light. I checked and only one frame had honey left and only about half a frame. Only saw some spotty brood - not near as much as the blue hive, but still some. Nothing in the bottom brood box. I have 2 frames of honey in the freezer at work (no room at home) so I will get those on Monday and bring them home and give them to the yellow hive. I mixed up some 2:1 syrup and gave it to them. What temps will they still take 2:1 syrup generally? It is supposed to be in the high 50's, lower 60's during the day and 40's-low 50's at night for the next 10 days.
Up until a week ago I had flowers blooming all over my yard, but we had a freak snow storm and light freeze and it killed off everything but the roses. Still have roses blooming, so the bees have those but not much else.
Or winters are very mild here - rarely freezes. I will monitor the yellow hive to see how long the 2 frames of honey last. Do I need to consider sprinkling sugar on the frames with the temps we have? We could see the 70's again soon - or not.