IMO, if you remove them now, they are probably a lost cause. I have done more than a hundred removals in the last couple of years, and in the case where the property owner insisted that the hive be removed during the winter (which has only been a few), I have yet to have one survive and I believe that my winters here are milder than yours. I still do removals in the winter if they insist and I try to salvage the colony, but I also make sure that my fee is adequate to cover my efforts since I am pretty certain that the colony will not make it.
Originally Posted by bigbore
"The UNKNOWN, huh? That would be SNORBERT ZANGOX over in Waycross."