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It's been warmer than normal November with highs in the 50s and 60s, though lows have been in the upper teens, 20s and 30s (18F at 6:30 am the coldest I've seen so far). I was feeding 2:1 but stopped about two weeks ago as the hives seemed to be in good shape and temps were beginning to drop.

However, today I visited hives and finished winterizing, and they've been using their stores. Days are sunny and get warm by late morning, so the bees are active, rather than colder temps and rain keeping them indoors. Obviously, the nights are generally too cold to feed 2:1 now.

Here's my question: would it be best to feed them fondant NOW as a precaution, or wait until early late December or January and check and feed then if needed? It's not like they've gone through everything, but I noticed that the boxes are lighter than two weeks ago. The warmer and dryer weather is here for at least the next couple of weeks.

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