Why Do Bees Make Honey? Honey bees are special in that they overwinter as a colony, unlike wasps and bumblebees. The colony does not hibernate but stays active and clusters together to stay warm. This requires a lot of food, which is stored during the summer. Although a hive only needs 20-30 lb of honey … Continue reading Honey


Glad to see a lot of bees flying today after all the snow and ice of the past week. Judging by the numbers on the front of the hive, and those flying, they look like they have come through the winter quite strong too.