Last night, right before I came in from the garden, I checked my bees (the temperature had dropped to about 45). I was dismayed to find what I thought was a dead bee, loaded down with pollen, on the landing board. I had never seen a dead bee with a pollen load before and I was thinking maybe others were right; that I had a problem with T-mites. I picked the bee up and put her on top of the outer cover between two bricks with the intention of coming back later to get her, stick her in an envelope and send her to Beltsville for their opinion. Well, I never got out until this morning, and when I picked her up, she moved! I put her on the landing board, she went over to the Boardman feeder which has a small leak and started feeding. She was there for about a half hour and then went into the hive! Suspended animation from the cold?