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Mine have slowed way down also. They are not honey bound, as a matter of fact two are trying to starve and the others are fine with stores. My russians and ferals have dropped brood to about a little larger than the size of a baseball which after watching the last two years is normal. Numbers are great and they seem to lay just enough to keep the population steady, but as soon as the aster, goldenrod or anything that will have a large supply the queens will kick in again. They have stopped drawing comb about 2-3 weeks ago and they were slow then.

I always seem to go into the winter with varying cluster sizes, from volleyball to take up almost a whole deep brood box.
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