Greetings. I keep my bees in Montana over the winter. Though there is not much I can do with the bees this time of year, I still go hang out in the yard every evening to watch the sun set and push my cold ear against each box and listen to the distant hum. I usually find some dead bees near the entrances, but I am surprised to occasionally find a very fresh dead drone. I always thought the drones where pushed out in the fall? I found one last night (the 20th of January). It has been a rather mild winter this year.