What is important is the bees getting relatively regular cleansing flights.
I saw pollen being hauled in whole sale today, pic of one bee is on the winter thread I have running, and I have to wonder why? they LOL **should** be broodless now and so why do they need it? Storing it for Spring? Or just a matter of still tuned in to it from earlier in the year and so cant resist the sweeties?
There doesnt appear to be much brood in my observation hive but they were out today and bringing back quite a lot of yellow pollen. There is still some space for them to put it..
Perhaps its akin to the panic we see when shoppers find out that the supermarket will be shut on a bank holiday.....