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What are the bees doing in the winter?

Updated: Jan 12, 2018

At Werning Apiaries in the winter months the bees are in a cluster within the hive. They are quite hearty creatures. The cluster will travel the frames as they consume the honey they have stored to survive the winter. On a mild day like today with the temperature around 38 degrees the bees maintain a temperature around 70-90 degrees within the cluster. The cluster surrounds the Queen Bee who is tended to by the worker bees. As the daylight hours begin to get longer now the colony begins to think about the coming spring 70 days from now. The Queen in more than likely beginning to lay eggs and raise new bees for the spring workforce.

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