Had 3 hives left going into winter last year, all had 2 mediums of stores 1 was a late swarm but hoped for the best. 2 died sometime late winter all bees were in the bottom, now my feral bees (very strong hive) we're doing great as of 2 weeks ago, then 3-4 days ago only seen a couple of bees ( unusual) in 50 temp. Today went through the hive lots of dead bodies at the bottom, all the stores are gone and there's a handful of bee's flying , so as I'm looking in the candy box there she is! Couldn't believe she survived. I didn't know what to do so I hurried and put together a deep with some stores and old comb and closed it up. I have no idea what's going to happen but if they die I'm done, it's been a long journey and I refuse to keep paying ridiculous $ that keeps climbing every year. Sorry rant over.