Once the cover came off I could see 7 frames worth of bees in the top box. It was too cool outside to pull the frames so I didn't look. I think that at lest 5 of them might be brood frames. The bottom box had only a handful of bees in it. They weren't doing much. I didn't feel like there was any brood down there. With both boxes off i could see the SBB. Lots of cappings and some dropped pollen but no problems.
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The HTF still had a little syrup in it that was beginning to crystallize. We're looking at steady temps in the 60°'s for the up coming weeks. I don't think they need to syrup any more. I'll take it off when it's empty or fully crystallized; maybe next weekend.
I stop using the double Vent Boxes on the HTF too. I removed the one with 3 holes and left the one with 9 holes. The heavy condensation went away with the double setup, but i want to see what the one with more holes does on it's own.