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Honeybees don't hibernate but remain in their hive when it is too cold to fly. Workers that are alive in the fall stay alive throughout the winter. They surround their queen forming a "bee ball" made up of constantly moving bees. This movement creates warmth that keeps the hive from freezing. For another example, the bald faced hornet queen will go underground and hibernate, usually under a log, while all her workers die off after the first hard frost.

Wasps for the most part die during the winter. Enough of them will hide somewhere and survive to breed next spring to keep the species going. Some hide underground, in trees, and in homes.

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