After losing all my hives to the coldest winter Michigan has had in 30 years I'm 4 hives strong again but I'm worried about this coming winter. Word on the street is this year's will be as bad or worse than the last. We've had a very mild summer so far so I'm thinking this assumption may be correct. At this point I'm considering building a hoop house for them or possibly setting them up in my heated garage that I could set at any temp. Perhaps 45 degrees with some PVC pipe access through the side of the garage connected to each hive so they could leave for cleansing flights but not get loose into the garage itself. I know it's not ideal but I'm really concerned all my work this year will be destroyed yet again. Thoughts or suggestions?