With the recent drop in temperatures our bees are doing what comes naturally; they form a cluster. The worker bees have one job in the winter and that is to keep the queen alive. So they crowd around the queen and buzz their wings to generate heat. We know what you’re thinking. How hot can a frenzy of bees the size of a basketball get? The answer is a lot hotter than you think. The centre of the cluster is in the 80’s, while the outside hovers around 46 degrees Fahrenheit. With the exception of the queen, worker bees take turns rotating from the centre to the outside so everyone stays warm enough. Sadly, not everyone makes it. But don’t fret. Bees die every day and while the winter does see some of them pass on, it’s natural. What? You’re still all broken up? Ok, they all go to bee heaven…you happy now?