*sigh* chaulk up two more losses in my beekeeping career... had two deadouts today... no mysteries, small clusters, heads down in empty cells, rest of the frames full of honey but bees couldn't break cluster to get it and starved. *sigh* When I checked them last week they were fine, I know exactly what night they staved during and that just makes me mad at myself because I could have gooped them or something to give them additional feed but didn't think it was necessary since they had so much honey left in the hive and it was only going to get cold the one night and next day... *sigh* Two more hives have tiny clusters that I have to consider at risk of the same fate if we get any more cold nights like that, so I'm going to keep a close eye on them. The good news is the rest of the hives looked good and three look like boomers already. I also noticed that they were bringing in pollen from two different sources, and I don't know what it would be where they are at, I haven't seen anything blooming up there yet. But they had yellow and orange pollen coming in, so that's good. Still upset over the loss of those two... if I lose the other two I'll be in trouble because I have a pollination contract coming up in April-May and while I have enough stronger colonies to fulfill the contract, it wouldn't leave me with any in this outyard which would probably make the farmer mad because he wants them there for pollination of his crops too, so I gotta leave at least a couple of hives there if at all possible.