A May 15, 2010 Russian 3pound package built up to10 top bars by the end of summer. I noticed the hive didn't have many bees the middle of October. I check the hive yesterday (Nov 9) and found the Queen, but I estimate only about 1000 bees. The hive had one frame with 20 or so capped brood. There are nine top bars with 1/3 to 1/2 capped and uncapped honey.
Is there any hope of saving this hive? I don't see any way it can make it through winter. I'm not sure if it is worth trying to add bees from another stronger hive. It's been 60 to 70 degrees during the day, but its getting cooler.