The winter of 2018-2019 will begin on December 21 at 23h 23pm Peninsular official time. This station will last 88 days and 23 hours, and will end on March 20, 2019 with the beginning of spring. The shortest day. Winter is here.

The winter of 2018-2019 will begin on December 21 at 23h 23pm Peninsular official time. This station will last 88 days and 23 hours, and will end on March 20, 2019 with the beginning of spring. the shortest day Today 21 is the shortest day. On the day of the winter solstice the longest night takes place.

Hives in winter

The hives will soon form a ‘bunch’ of thermal protection to take care of the queen and her offspring (in the Northern Hemisphere).

To maintain the necessary temperature, the bees inside the cluster generate heat. With the aim that the temperature at that point is between 25 and 35 degrees. On the other hand, the bees on the surface make an insulating layer between 2.5 and 7.5 cm. Maintaining a temperature of between 6 and 9 degrees. But below 6 degrees, these bees from the periphery would die. For this reason, every time there is a change of shift among the most adult. The older bees will always be on the periphery, many of which will die to keep the others warm.

Winter and honey

The honey collected before winter is a special food for the care of the human being. Its great properties protect us from many diseases caused by cold and unpleasant weather.

From the oldest civilizations to our days, honey has been considered by man as one of the most divine pleasures of nature. So for the Greeks honey was a sacred delicacy enjoyed only by the richest and most fortunate. The Egyptians had great appreciation for honey. They asked to introduce a vessel into their sarcophagi before they died. They were afraid that in the beyond they could not enjoy such exquisite food. Even the Mayans used it as a tribute to the gods.

Maes Honey and honey

The love, the passion and the challenge to elaborate an exquisite honey have achieved, with the passage of time and the experience, that MAES HONEY has a unique and impeccable range of great variety of honeys. Its long tradition in the world of beekeeping goes back to a past time in which craftsmanship and mime to honey became its fundamental pillars. Two conditions that today are still very present in its philosophy of development, together with innovation and the desire to excel.

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