I wish I could open up the hive and have a look! There is a fair number of dead bees at the entrance of the hive. I have been assured that it is normal to see some dead bees, however there is aIot more than I would like. I am worried that when spring arrives I will not have any bees left. The bees do have what is called "a cleansing flight". This means that on a sunny day when the temperature is as low as -1C bees will take a quick,short flight to void feces (bee poop). Some of these bees die, usually they are old or sick.