Re: Warm in the hive
Try not to disturb them to much in the winter you break the propolis seal that protects them against cold winter winds and they don’t have the ability to repair it. If the cluster is in the bottom box things are good. I usually make my first inspection in late January you get a better observation of which hives need help. The majority of hives that starve will do so in March, buy then the queen has been laying again and they use food reserves quicker.
The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.