Usually, not much happens in the winter. The bees should be nicely clustered to keep warm and the Queen should have stopped laying. They may venture out for a ‘cleansing’ flight but mainly, they just stay inside and wait for the Spring.
However, with this strange weather we’ve been having recently the bees seem rather confused. On the 11th of December, an unseasonably warm day, they were busy flying and one landed with her pollen baskets full!
This seems to be a common theme throughout the country. Confusing times for Beekeepers but I’m sure the bees know what they’re doing!