Well in order to better evaluate my colonies I did alcohol washes this weekend. (3/4 cup of bees, washed for 30 seconds)

I. TBH, started spring 2012. 4 mites Production package queen. No excess production, barley survived winter 2012.
II. Lang, started spring 2013. 0 mites Production Package queen. No excess production.
III. Lang, re-queened summer 2013. 4 mites Olympic Wilderness Apiaries queen. No excess production
IV. Lang, re-queened summer 2013. 7 mites Olympic Wilderness Apiaries queen. No excess production
V. Lang, re-queened summer 2013. 6 mites Olympic Wilderness Apiaries queen. No excess production
VI. Lang, started summer 2013. 7 mites Raised queen, Old Sol genetics. No excess production
VII. Lang, started spring 2013. 6 mites Production Package queen. 30lb honey production.
VIII. Lang, started late spring 2013. 5 mites Old Sol queen. No excess production
IX. Lang, started late spring 2013. 7 mites Old Sol queen. No excess production

I placed insulation in the top of the hive and will wrap them up in November.