Yesterday, I made it out to one of the nuc yards. I had to carry bags of sugar and equipment through 200 yards of 18 inches of snow. I thought I was going to have a herat attack. :shock: As I got near the nuc stands, I noticed a large nuc (really 2 five frame deeps, and 2 medium boxes stacked) not there. I looked again. It had been on the ground next to the stand, perhaps 20 feet away. It was a swarm I caught, and just left it sit where I had hived them. But there is was, under the snow. Not one part showing. I pushed the snow off the boxes. They all had come apart when they fell, at least an inch or two. The top was off. I thought I was going to pick the boxes up and stack them till I could get the truck into the yard. I picked the bottom box up. Then, I went to pick up the second box (which would of been the second deep box, second from the bottom), when then I heard it. The bees started humming. I could not believe it. The snow storm was at least a week ago, and they must of fell during the first storm four days prior, since they had a foot of snow on top. Yet, they survived.... :yahoo: Anyone have a wild bee survival story?