I am not sure of I posted this but for the last several weeks it appeared that our bees were dead-no dead bees at opening and no buzzing when we press our ear to hive. But we couldn't peek in because it was too cold and in case they were alive we didn't want to shock them. We are keeping our fingers crossed though! Last Wednesday I did see some dead bees at entrance so that is a good sign! We went to the Ohio State beekeeping conference this weekend and are heading home with a lot of information I wish I was heading home with this cozy looking hive though!