Wintertime and Bees


| 1/19/2015 9:09:00 AM


BrendaIn the winter, bees will cluster together in the hive to keep warm. The cluster is very tight and is concentrated around their food source.

However, not all bees get to stick around for winter.

Drones (male bees) are not allowed to stay during the winter. Their only job is to mate with a virgin queen in the spring. After that, they are allowed to stick around until the nectar supply runs out and then they are deemed useless and kicked out if the hive.

when times are good, all bees get to stay 

Guard bees stand guard ensuring the drones don't sneak back into the hive.



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