The Winter coming, outside is snowing or raining and blowing, bees are resting all the time. Their metabolism is very slow. Disturbing bees at this time is very dangerous. Bees raise the temperature then, and some can start feeding the mother queen with royal jelly. When this happens, queen begin to lay eggs – what is very dangerous for the colony in this time of the year.
Overwintering bees eat about 1/2 of the sugar supplies, but if the larvae appear in the hive, then the bee will lose the entire supply to the feeding and heating the brood. In addition, such bee workers reared in this part of the year, poorly fed with royal jelly and pollen, will quickly perish and will not be able to make a orientation flight and expel excrements. Such bees walk on the hive, disturbing other workers and the temperature is rising again. This is a short path to bee colony extinction before spring. Another problem is that bees that once raised larvae can no longer emit royal jelly. Then in the spring may be lack of bee nurses – brood feeders.
It is very important to constantly connect the hive to the outside world with a pipe. Set the hive in place where to the spring will be no need to change its position, and will no warm or heat source under the pipe or hive at self.
During winter, watch the supplies. If almost completely disappeared, you need to invest in inverted sirup. It is given in the usual way as in the autumn feeding pattern.