Monthly Archives March 2015

Winter Bees

What do Bees do All Winter? “The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.-Proverb Some people think that honey bees hibernate all winter, but really, they remain active, even in our cold Wisconsin climate.  Their ability to survive depends on the food supply available to them.  Mostly it consists of honey left in the hive, which they have stored during the warm months.  The bees form a cluster around the queen and brood, and this cluster of bees is what keeps them warm.  As temperatures drop, the cluster tightens.  During warmer spells the bees feed
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