Hey John, better an APB than a AFB!
Anyway that should be cobbers, they're not just mates.
Yeah Mardak, its getting a little colder here too. I did open up the Italians last weekend. Not quite filled up the super. The north side of two of the frames were uncapped. The 2 north most frames, too. I wonder if that means something? I noticed today they're still foraging nicely. Nectar and pollen both. There must be several plants still in flower around, because I saw atlest 3 different coloured pollen comming in. I'll let them keep their stores till spring.
Heard about the conference. It would be nice if I had the time.