Well, my season is just about over here... with the exception of a feeder refill or two I think the weather has turned too cold for anything else. I had a bad end to the season though, as a bear found one of my outyards and tore through it this past week. Only one hive survived the bear assault and resulting robbing from yellow-jackets, bumble-bees, wasps, and other bees as their hives laid torn apart and scattered everywhere. The one hive that did survive were the most aggressive from that outyard... so I think they sent that bear a runin' :thumbsup: . Still that outyard is going to be retired because there's little sense in investing in the equipment to fight off a bear at this stage in my operation. My money would be better spent on a bear tag and a new .30-06 .