With the help of a young friend, I did my final fall check today. 3 hives of Wayne's bees in one yard are strong, well supplied and ready for winter. 5 hives from swarms, cutouts, ETC. in another yard. One was a dead out, one nuc was combined with another hive. The remaining 2 were combined into one. All boxes I could get 10 empty frames for were removed and sprayed with BT, then stored for the winter. Final tally, 3 hives of Wayne's bees, 2 hives of ferals. We will see how many survive the winter.