Ha..! winter winds in May, June and August. You live in a mild inner climate that has nothing like the weather my colonies have to endure. Plus for me is I don't need to buy in foreign bees and very rarely get stung. I am in the process of breeding Teesside tolerant bees which so far are happy to forage at 4C. BBKA flat earthers will think that impossible. But then they don't think north of Watford.
Hope you are well and maybe see you soon on a Christmas market soon mate.-