So first off, I'm in Columbus Ohio and the weather has just started to warm up here, we're seeing days in the 50s and 60s, and the bees have been flying like crazy. They're happily taking sugar water, and the spring build-up is just around the corner. One of the hives that I overwintered has dropped enough population that I'm getting really concerned. I realize that brood rearing is likely only weeks from starting in my area, and I'm going to be doing some pollen substitute feeding any day, but this hive is down to less than 50 bees. The queen is alive, and I really want the colony to pull through - we're SO CLOSE. I'm considering my options and I'm not sure if i should just leave it alone, or if I should do a newspaper combine. I have other hives, but this one is special, and I really want to breed from that queen in a couple months. Thoughts/Opinions? Should I leave it be, or should I do a combine?