just checked yesterday, all 18 still alive!
I did not open my hives, I just stould around and watched them for hours.
52 deg. all hives were flying.
I looked for mites on the bees I could see, didn't see any!
99% of the bees I saw looked healthy.
I saw one bee with K-wing at one hive, and one bee dragging its back legs at another.
other then that all is well !
As far as poop on the hive, I have a question if someone could answer
it, they're poop is multi colored mostly yellow, orange and light brown
There is poop on most of the hives but it is all over (the roof and the walls ) but no great amounts at the entrances, infact not much at all at the entrances IS THIS OK? or should I be worried?
all my hives are fairly close to each other, so I'm thinkin that the poop is
from flight , boy o boy they sure do mess up the snow !