Hives has only few brood if any. I have shecked several hives and there is no brood.
Wasp have died away and queens are hibernating. Nihgt moths suck rotten pears.
Finski, are you going to winter any nucs this year? I checked my super insulated foam nucs yesterday and found a frame of eggs in each. Looks like I’ll have brood up until at least November. We’ve had a relatively mild fall, but in my continental climate, as soon as Canada decides to send down some arctic air, we will freeze up in a hurry. Leaves are changing colors now.
Lots of yellow jackets sucking on rotten pears here.
This thread is sounding like political debate class! Maybe we need to get some instrumentation in these hives and compare numbers over winter?