First of all, what the bees do depends on where you live. It's easier for the bees to overwinter in Florida where flowers bloom all year long than in Minnesota where it snows from November through March.
|Clustering around the queen|
|The drone bees being kicked out of the hive in the fall!|
I said the worker bees surround the queen. So, what happened to the drones? Because the drones don't help in the hive and eat more food, the drones are actually kicked out of the hive in the fall. In the winter, it's just the girls!
The queen bee may stop layings eggs for part or all of the winter. As it starts to get warmer, she'll begin to lay eggs. This is so new workers bees are ready to collect nectar and pollen at the beginning of spring!
"Bee in the Know": Some beekeepers move their beehives to southern states during the winter.
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