Should I be clearing the entrance?
I’m in northern Illinois US. I’ve never had bees live this far into the winter before! I went by the hive today and scraped a bunch of dead bees from the entrance. The bodies were blocking the entrance so I cleared it out. There is also a 1/2 inch hole in the upper that had a couple dead bees in it. Should I be clearing the entrance of dead bees or let it be? Thank you.