Where Do Bees Go In Winter?

Bees, unlike birds and other wildlife, do not fly south for the winter. Bees stay in their hives for the duration of the cold season. Once temperatures outside reach 55 degrees or lower, bees stay inside the hive to maintain the proper temperature needed to survive. Before the cold season starts, in autumn the worker bees start the preparation process for winter by getting rid of the drone bees. The remaining bees then all huddle up into a ball, if you will, surrounding the queen. They shiver and flutter their wings to create warmth. The ideal temperature of the cluster [...]