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  1. #1
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    I have a question that i have been wondering about. What do the bees do for water in the winter? I am pretty sure they don't store water in the comb and honey has a very low water content. How do they survive 3-5 months with freezing temps and no water??? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    On days when it is too cold to fly but warm enough inside to melt the condensation they drink that. Otherwise there is no water in the hive in the winter. When it's REALLY nice, of course, they will fly outside and get whatever they want.

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    crown point, NY, USA
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