The bees are busy preparing for their winter storage... I did some research of how much prep bees must do before the cold sets in. Studies have found that hives of honeybees will consume up to 30 pounds of honey over a single winter. The average worker bee only produces only about 1/2 teaspoon of honey during their lifetime. To make ONE POUND of honey, the bees must visit 2 MILLION flowers!! WOW huh? I thought that was pretty amazing! Talk about food prep!