Winter is here in MI finally. Well, sortof. The usual.
After a very cold week we had a bit of a warm spell, maybe in the 30s or 40's(don't have an outdoor thermometer!) so I thought that I'd just crack the top cover to see what they'd done with the sugar I'd put there.
Well, the cluster seemed to be right up against top cover, there were bees clinging to the telescoping cover right over the hole in the inner cover, looked like they were right up top.
Does this mean they could be low on stores? I didn't check anything else, but I was under the impression that when they clusterd, they started at the bottom and worked their way up. Or could they be trying mess with the circulation in some way?
I think they're ok but I was just curious in case anybody feels like answering.