The bees continue to cluster for winter.  They may not yet go into a full winter cluster.  They may break cluster frequently on warm days and recluster at night.  But they will begin to cluster for the winter.

November And The Beekeeper: Feed your light hives as long as the bees are taking the fluid.  Finish up all winterization of your hives.

A warm fall or winter can spell trouble for bees short on stores. If you’re one of those beekeepers who leaves just enough food for bees to make it through the colder periods of the year (and who isn’t these days?) then extra inspections to check stores may mean the difference between survival or demise of a colony during a warmer than usual period.