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Up dating my hive records tonight, I noticed that one colony had reduced it’s brood size, a note of caution for the coming weeks; BUT looking back to July 2010 the records show that this colony peaked with brood by early July. From there on the brood size slowly reduced into autumn. then came winter. A chilling thought (no pun) that this is what lies ahead, the bee season is on the wane!