Danno, it's to early for this crap. Next, we'll have some Indian summer weather with nothing for them to forage on. Here comes the robbers! :bee:
Yep, time to eliminate empty space inside the hives, start reducing entrances and placing mouse guards up here. Hefted all 5 of my colonies yesterday and all were heavy 8-).
Four are in four mediums, one is in five.
I'll open feed as long as daytime temps getting into the mid/high 60's, switching to overhead feeding as temps drop and finishing with dry sugar for Spring Insurance. We've got some overnight 30's predicted over the next few days.
Its time, despite a late start due to strange weather. Tomatoes, egg plant and peppers are nearly as mature as they will get, Garlic, onions and most of our apples have been harvested and stored. Just melons, cabbages, beans and root crops remaining.....yep, its time to wind down and finish up the firewood and get the bees ready for winter.........I suspect they already know what's coming.
Its the start of another BEEKEEPING season 8-)