How To Winterize Bees: Tips To Prepare Hives For The Cold

Colorful beehives under snow

Bees are some of our most important pollinators and are crucial to our food sources and biodiversity. Beekeeping is a fun hobby that can help keep the insects in your garden for maximum blooms and yields. It also helps increase the general population of these threatened insects. Keeping bees over winter takes a bit of preparation, but knowing how to preserve the colony to sustains its usefulness year after year. What Do Honey Bees Do in Winter? Bees have a fascinating life cycle. They begin as eggs, progress to larvae, then pupa, and finally become adults. Honey bees during winter are still active and do not hibernate. Instead they stay in the hive and continuously fan their wings. This activity keeps the hive warm during winter. When temperatures drop to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 C), the colony kicks out the drones or males. This is because they have no further […]

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