Hi there! There are beekeepers who keep bees in very cold climates. Some climates however may not have the growing season to support bee colonies in the spring and summer. The biggest considerations that need to be made are the type of bees you are using, they type of hives, and the right kind winterizing techniques to ensure survival. You will ultimately want to seek out other beekeepers in area and meet with them to go over the strains of bees they have the most success with and their over wintering techniques.