So when I was at Risse's First Friday I met three other local beekeepers who have lost complete colonies due to the cold weather. Between all three, there were a total of 13 colonies lost. These were brought up to the Interior by different suppliers so it's highly unlikely it was the bees or the supplier.
All I can say is pray. . . pray. . . pray for warm weather!!
If it gets to 40* tomorrow, I will be doing a thorough hive check. Any of my students are welcome to attend if you have questions or want to learn the art of finding eggs and larva. I estimate it will be between 3 and 5PM. I will post it about an hour before heading to my bee lot. The only requirement is that you bring your bee suit.