Do Queens lay eggs in the winter?
That's basically my question. I know the workers live a longer period of time from fall until Spring, but are there any new workers born during the winter to make up for all of the winter loss, which I have experienced quite a bit. I have had a considerable part of my hive die off, but did see a decent number out for a cleaning fly today when the temps were in the upper 40's in the sun.
Anyway, my question remains, does the Queen lay any eggs throughout the winter?
Thanks for any experienced replies.