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Do bees feed each other during the winter nonths?

Posted by David_Wagner 7b Arkansas BB (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 26, 05 at 4:35

Hi all!

I know this is early for most of us. When the bees are in their winter cluster and there is a long time between warm days how do the outter bees eat, especially if they haven't been inside the cluster in a while? Also if they are moved inside to warm up and the stores where they are at are empty but stores at another part of the cluster are available will the honey be passed on or will those with no stores starve? Thanks! David

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RE: Do bees feed each other during the winter nonths?

They take turns moving into and out of the cluster, and yes, they feed each other. As long as stores are available to some in the cluster, everyone will eat. If they can't move to a new food area, they will starve.

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