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Where do Bees go in the Winter?

In the winter, bees go into the central area of their hives and form what’s called a “winter cluster.” There they shiver and rotate around the queen bee to keep the core temperature at approximately 80 degrees. They rotate in and out of the core so that no bee feels the cold. The colder the weather is, the more compact the beehive becomes. The hibernating bees consume stored honey to keep themselves warm. The honey helps the bees produce body heat within the cluster.

by Margaret Walker on Fri, 02/18/2011 - 10:44

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