Greetings fellow bkprs!!! I'm a bit uncertain about these forums, afraid I'm something of a ludite and it seems these things can become addictive, taking up lots of time reading the "opinions" and Not always about beekeeping. Lots of info available though, incredible. I'm on my 3rd attempt keeping bees over the last 25 yrs or so. Hopefully for the bees I'm smarter this time. Aren't we all newbees? I'm very interested in TBH, although I have two langs now and will be going foundationless this year. Both colonies were active as of yesterday. It got above freezing for awhile the other day and we had bees all over in the snow. I should've brought the camera. The undertakers were VERY buzy w/ piles and scartered dead bees numbering a few hundred and lots of little poop stamps. Some had left noticable "death swirls" in the snow, sad but neccessary. They know what to do. I don't want this to get to long BUT I do have question. "one of my hives, the weaker of the two, seems to be giving off an oder. It kinda smells like burnt wood. Any ideas???????? I'm glad to be a part of such a big group of knowledgable folks. I hope I can add some insights as well.