I live in Minnesota and our winters are very cold. My bees started becoming active in the start of March but I didn’t get a chance to open up the hive until April. There were some eggs but no capped brood yet. However, I saw something that surprised me. There was a drone walking around in the hive. I looked fairly closely through the rest of the hive but I didn’t see anymore. Last fall I did see the workers forcing drones out of the hive. Do other people see drones living through the winter?