* Nordic bees often stay in a winter cluster longer than other subspecies.
* They need proper, peaceful winter rest, especially before the cleansing flight in spring when the hind gut is filled with feces.
* The comparatively small winter cluster sets down near the flight entrance.
* The size of the winter cluster is, on average, smaller than that of many other subspecies’.
* The bee colonies' development during spring is slow, but the [[winter bees]] are long-living.
* A small number of adult bees can take care of a large brood area in spring.
* Nordic bees are easy to manage in the spring, as they don’t starve, and they usually have lot of winter feed left immediately after the cleansing flight,
* The bee colony develops strongly in the end of May and June.