heh there are easier ways to get bees than removals, Ill concentrate on swarms next year for sure! lol ALOT less sweat and stings. But to the OP, it really depends on where you are.. for instance Beek1951 is in central Tx, im in se Tx, We may see 32 in the winter once! In september during teal season, Im wearing sandals, shorts and t shirt. We dont really get as cold as soon as NY. I think you look at where you are about a couple of months out from some really cool weather (50ish.) You can feed alot during this period and get them built up with bees and stores. Have the syrup there for them as backup to a fall flow. If they want it they will take it.