A view of the rooftop hive last month. When there is snow on the ground, we can't get up to the roof, so we checked it out when it's a clear day. Opening the hive when it's cold is forbidden, the draft alone will hurt the bees. So wait and wait, and hope for a mild winter.
This frame was almost filled with honey! This is not what you want to see when you pull frames after a winter season.