Hello.. I am new to posting on the forum and hope to learn a lot. I am a new beekeeper as of 2009 spring and currently have two hives (each 2 deeps) and a late 5 frame nuc that I am concerned about overwintering. It has a strong queen but I worry about honey stores for the upcoming winter. It is by itself and I have added some straw bales for windbreak around it. It and the other two hives will get strong winter sun.I was feeding raw sugar to the nuc. Just interested in any suggestions for overwintering hives. Do we need to wrap tar paper around hives in Virginia? I look forward to participating and learning here.