In reading about our adiction ( bees ),, I have found some claims that can not be true ,, like they say in the online site for Bee culture magazine then click on ,, current issue ,,then on ,, Wintering Beehives, Parts I & II now in the Wintering Beehives ,, they say """" If baby bees are present, the nursery area will be kept at around 90-95Â°F while bees making up the outer layer will be nearer 40Â°F. If no developing bees are present, the center of the cluster will be around 70Â°F. """ now remember this part "" while bees making up the outer layer will be nearer 40Â°F. "" now we go to ( google ) "" Honey Bees and Agricultural Sprays. Eric C. Mussen, "" and it says """ when air temperatures drop below 54Â°F. they cannot retain enough warmth to fly. At 50Â°F. , a honey bee eventually will fall into a cold comatose condition and die. now if At 50Â°F. , a honey bee eventually will fall into a cold comatose condition and die. how can bees making up the outer layer of the cluster be nearer 40Â°F. "" This is not the first place that I have seen both of these statements what one is true ??????