Commonwealth Journal

News Live

May 15, 2013

Honey of a Tale

You can beelieve this ... We're not pollen your leg


 Honeybees stop flying when the temperature drops below about 50 degrees. Worker bees crowd into the central area of the hive to form a "winter cluster." The bees huddle around the queen bee at the center of the cluster, shivering in order to keep the center at 81 degrees at the start of winter during the broodless period and 93 degrees when the queen resumes laying.
 The colder the weather is outside, the more compact the cluster becomes. During winter, bees consume stored honey to produce body heat.
Colonies are established by groups known as "swarms," which consist of a mated queen and a large contingent of worker bees. This group moves en masse to a nest site that has been scouted by worker bees beforehand.
Some information
from Wikipedia.

Text Only
News Live
News Live
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide