Haven't been on in forever and I have relocated to Illinois from Texas. Started over with new bees so this will be my first time in winter.
Today I checked the hive and under the inner cover a bunch of bees were hanging out that looked sluggish, slow, confused, and drugged. But there was also giant activity going on around them and tons of bees bringing pollen into the hive. There were no dead bees in front of the hive or any of the slow ones crawling around on blades of grass. They were only inside the hive. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.