How cold does a healthy hive let the cluster get in winter? Im using broodminder and shocked to see the inside temp is 55 F. I thought the bees would keep things warmer than that- not sure if this is normal or the sign of an dying hive.
Kate,Ok- I will take a peek Saturday! Im not expecting brood cause the temps are much lower than necessary. If Im reading broodminder right (and I may not be!) the hive hasnt had brood since mid October.