soupcan, you're right about not moving them in really cold weather, however, if the alternative is that they die because their cluster is too small, I would take my chances with bringing them into a little warmer area. What PAHunter could do is bring them into the basement for a couple hours to let them reorganize themselves after the move, keep them in the dark if possible. Then move them the short distance into the garage and again keep them in a dark place. Anything you can do to keep the hive around 40 or low 40's is best for them to not be too active, and yet they can still get to food. John