Hi Scott - I went into winter with 28 hives and 6 nucs. I go into winter with Lauri's candy board recipe on all hives that are light on Thanksgiving (I weigh all hives). I winter in a deep and a medium and use oxalic acid the first or second week of January (to bleach the frames). I lost 1 hive due to the cluster couldn't get to the stores and had 1 hive that went queenless sometime prior to an inspection two weeks ago. I did combine with an overwintered nuc. So - Lost 1 hive out of 28 and used the resources of 1 nuc.