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An Introduction to Wintering Biology

Jim discusses wintering biology while standing in the bee yard. Due to the coldness, the colonies could not be opened up. Winter is a quiet, dark, private time for the quiescent colony.  

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Questions:

  1. What is the temperature within a cluster of honeybees within a colony?
  2. Honeybees will usually begin to cluster at about what temperature?
  3. Are there ways beekeepers can help or try to help bees over winter?