All clustered up and staying warm. By moving their wing muscles without moving their wings, it keeps the cluster of bees very warm
January is dark and cold. The bees work very hard to keep the colony warm and consume much of the 100 pounds of honey we left in each hive prior to winter.
Her egg laying is slowing down as the days get shorter. But now that we have passed the first day of summer and days are getting longer, the queens egg ;laying activity picks up slightly.
Time to do projects around the house, order bees for this spring and enjoy time with our family. If we get a January thaw, we will visit the hives to see what survival we have this winter.