Does anyone here know much about the tolerance of bees to freezing? I cracked a few of my weak hives this past weekend (concerned about food supply) and of course had a few bees fly out to see what was going on. They would freeze up and nose dive into the snow in less than 15 seconds. Four bees crashed into my pail I had along with me and I assumed they were dead. I was out there for probably 40 minutes at 28 degrees. Came inside and put the bucket downstairs. About an hour later 4 bees were buzzing around the light. Just curious if anyone has some insight about this. Anyone tried putting a bee in the freezer overnight, then warming it back up to see if it "comes back to life"?