I know just how nerve-wracking it can be! My first winter I was so worried about them. Now I'm not even with my bees in the winter. I get them ready as best I can, and then wonder all winter long how they are doing. I find out in the spring if I still have any bees left at all! Talk about nerve-wracking!
Where are you from in CT? I live 10 minutes west of Danbury, just over the NY line.