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?
About the Author
Steve is a wine lover, a fight fan and he practices Tai Chi. Which may not make sense on the surface, but it does kinda speak to his vocation. Steve has worked for agencies in New York and Toronto and has been part of the advertising scene for over 20 years. At The Metrick System he is challenged daily to write about many different subjects, simultaneously. When he's not drafting copy for a website, a script for an online video, headlines for print and billboards or posts for digital media, he's directing actors in the studio attempting to pull from them their best performance. When they don't, he simply falls back on those other passions. Namely, finding the Zen, having a glass of wine and learning to fight another day.