Bees Gearing Up for Winter

Our hives are moving towards winter as well. Although they are still active during the day (although not finding much pollen judging from their saddlebags) the colonies are both relocating from the lower to upper box. Our formerly-stronger hive had a sudden appearance of small hive beetles which is (hopefully) being held in check through diatomaceous earth and an active colony while the formerly-weaker queen is laying well and they remain free of SHB.

Soon we need to swap bottom boards so I can reduce the airflow, and think about providing supplemental food once the temperature drops.