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Honeybees are eusocial insects, meaning that they live in a highly organized society with a division of labor, overlapping generations in one hive and cooperative brood care. Moreover, not all adult individuals can reproduce and in the case of honeybees there is one queen per colony that lays eggs.
'''Winter to Spring:'''
Bee colonies should not be left without a queen. If the queen is lost during winter or early spring, the colony has to be turned into a queenright colony as soon as possible. This can be done easily by introducing the queenless colony into a queenright colony. At the beginning the two colonies should be separated by newspaper for example, so that they slowly become accustomed to one another. The newspaper should have a couple slits cut into it to help the bees remove the paper within a few days. Or if you have extra queens in a small nucleus in indoor wintering, you can unite one of them with the queenless colony.