My name s Lance and I have tended bees before with my father and have kept a single hive on my property. I am 90 miles south of the Canadian border at the South end of Lake Champlain. I am needing advice on wintering a wild swarm that set up house in an empty hive that had built out comb, 3- 10" supers. I dont know when they showed up but noticed them in August 2013. I have fed these bees with top feeder, 20 pound of sugar at a 1:1 ratio with water since the mid part of september. Im confident I will find my answers here on BeeSource.