Well… hopefully NOT DIE. That being said… bees cluster into a ball inside the hive. They surround their queen, sip a little honey and keep the inside of the cluster at about an amazing 90F! This beekeeper is using a stethoscope to listen for the hummm of the hive. If he hears the gentle hummm then he knows that his bees are alive.
Most bees do not die from freezing temperatures. If the hive dies out, it is usually because they run out of honey, or the hive gets excess moisture inside. You will notice that these hives do NOT have any insulation around them. This keeps condensation out of the hive. As of February 21st our six hives are all still alive.