This weather up here makes me nervous with these hives. Cold and rainy. I found five fresh dead bees on my entrance of my weaker hive after work yesterday with very little movement from my view through the bottom screen (maybe they moved up the deep to stay warm??). There were more dead bees than usual on the bottom screen. My strong hive had about five or six walking around the entrance. There were a handful of them under the frames but above the screen moving around all pissed off. They buzzed louder when I stuck my head under there. Dumb me, I had a brown sock cap on....when I walked over to the weaker hive, one started darting at my head and followed me away from the hive a few yards until I took the hat off. First experience with bees being grouchy because of the weather. I wonder if they get cabin fever being all cooped up in the rain. My hives are only 19 days old and I figure there has not been enough time for brood to develop and some of these packaged bees have to be nearing the end of their life cycle. Cold weather/rain maybe hurried along the process? Feeders have syrup and they have been collecting goodies, so I don't believe they are starving.