It was 48 today in central Ohio and I took the opportunity to give some of my colonies some candy. I know that it is only December 14 and that they are eating their stores; however, I am a bit paranoid about bee survival. Some would say extreme.
I took the opportunity to put an indoor outdoor thermometer in one of my single deep colonies. It will tell me the temp inside the colony near the cluster and the temp outside. Right now it is 39 ambient and 77 inside the colony. Should be interesting as next week we are getting down into single digits over night.
I will share some of my info to those who are interested and those, like me, who are paranoid about what the temp is and survival rate.
Oh, by the way all nine colonies are alive and doing well. The hives with two deep have the cluster in the lower box.