let me share a story about a recent experience and perhaps it resonates around the Backdrop story
All summer our bees buzzed and worked and expanded, filling out the hive with combs of honey. Their numbers grew and it was a joy to behold. At different times we became concerned about invading weevils, or water, or flowers. They survived 100F heat waves and high winds and all variations in local weather and bigger climate.
After a few months, we became complacent, and stopped worrying and assumed the bees, in their hives, where good for the winter. Everything was going just fine. Better than we expected.
note: Backdrop is an Oakland based project, and I used to live in Berkeley, and I just attended the Badcamp at Cal, so, my post goes here