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.
Next Lesson: Basic Hive Equipment
- What is the temperature within a cluster of honeybees within a colony?
- Honeybees will usually begin to cluster at about what temperature?
- Are there ways beekeepers can help or try to help bees over winter?