On thin ice
BBC Wildlife|March 2021
Tempted out of the hive by bright spring sunshine, these hungry honeybees quickly became frozen in their tracks.
SVEN ZACEK 

A chingly cold winds from the Arctic and Russia sweep across Estonia, causing daytime temperatures to plummet into minus figures well into spring. Sven had risen early, searching for interesting patterns to photograph in the ice, when he spotted something peculiar. Hundreds of dead honeybees were frozen on the pond at his family holiday cottage, not far from his father-in-law’s hives.

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