KEEP THE QUEEN WARM
That's how bees survive the frigid cold.
Even when the temperature dips below zero,
the hive's job is to keep the queen warm.
Bees cluster around the queen, flap their wings
and shiver in a tight ball, surrounding her majesty.
This generates enough heat to keep the queen
warm, even on the coldest days.
Bees eat the honey they've stored,
to have the energy to vibrate all winter long.
And thus, the queen survives
for the good of the hive.
My friend and beekeeper, Joy Stinger.
has also kept warm this winter,
and is ready for a new season
of delicious honey and pollen.
It's a miraculous relationship.