The bees huddle together in a cluster and exercise their wing muscles, without moving their wings. This generates a lot of heat so the center of the cluster it is at a warm, 92 degrees! In the center of the cluster is some brood and her majesty, the queen!
On the rare warm days in winter, the bees will take a cleansing flight Which is a quick trip outside the hive to do their duty. It is too cold to open colonies and do an inspection of the colony.
The queen will increase her egg laying as the days continue to get longer. At this point, no drones in of the colonies.
In February we begin planning for the next summer market season. Lots of paperwork to complete, annual meetings to attend and update our displays As needed. We print most labels for the year so we are not scrambling to get this done in the busy summer months. And February is when we make all of the honey sticks for the year. As for the bees, nothing We can do as it is too cold.