Blue Bee; no, of course bees, nor humans, burn more when temps are closer to freezing, however, comparing the two is like comparing a blade of grass to a pebble :-D. The reality is that Bees "do" consume more when temps are at freezing or above especially when compared to temps at or well below zero, when they will consume little to nothing, as they cannot/willnot move from their cluster. Please BlueBee, no offense was intended by negating your advise. It was apreciated, just not my way, to artificially heat up my bees. I'm serious when I say, someone should develope a way to feed without opening them up.
Trot; These bees "may" be starving, maybe not, my concern is that they are quieter than I'd like and while I desparately WANT TO FEED THEM RIGHT NOW, I dare not as I don't want chilled brood either. We had exceptionally warm fall weather, causing all of my hives to consume winter stores better left for right now, and the feed I provided which they eagerly lapped up as there was nothing for them to forage on. Thanks for your support and advise,
Finski; C'mon Man, you've not tried "anything" new in 48 years???? :roll: