Well, I braved the wet weather here to find that one one of my colonys had died. This colony, while it had morning sun, did not have afternoon sun....But it was protected from the wind and next to my shed.
What I noticed was the following-
The hive itself was a big as a large softball. Quite a contrast from last summer when bees were bearding outside of the hive.
There was frames of honey, but they were on the outside, next to the wall of the styrofoam box.
Many bees were positioned head first, as well as outside of the frame cell.
Much of the foundation, near the ball of bees, had been chew down , thinner.
Lots of mold, on both bees, and some foundation cells near the bottom of the hive. I am assuming that this is normal, as there are no bees to keep the hive clean.