Just went out to the hive and noticed a few bees flying (at 48 degrees). Some were even bringing in pollen from somewhere???? I would not have a clue where from though, nothing is in bloom here, and we have had several hard frosts.
I did notice one bee on the front of the hive that was sporting a mite on her abdomine. I hope that is not a sign of doom for the hive. In late September early October, a rough mite count only yeilded about 6-8 per 24 hour period.