Our bees don’t sleep non stop from fall to spring. Our bees usually have an opportunity for at least a few cleansing flights over winter.
of course you have. But the winter sleep of bees is a bif physiological stage. Bees live over long period.
But later they may bee in bad condition.
Let me explain. Austalian researched, could they keep the bee power over the short winter with protein feeding.
Winter is short and temp is about +10C. Then canola is first to bloom and the foraging power is not very good.
They feeded hives and they got a bad nosema. Feeded hives were in worse conditon than non feeded.
Think about glass hive colonies. In my country they live 4-5 months inside and suddenly colony dies. Outside same size colony lives 9-10 months. Perhaps half of bees die.
What is idea. Bees live as they live. The nature waits its time to wake up. Plants do not open their buttoms during warm spell and shut them in cold spells. Plants know when they continue winter sleep and when it is time to start growing.
Bees have same kind of system. Different races and different strains have ability to stay in winter rest what ever happens. Non adapted act with wrong style and colony suffers for losses. They make brood even if they do not get fresh pollen from nature. They will be soon in bad condition.
And now, if nervour beekeeper try to help bees to enjoy on thanks giving day, christmas evening, new year and all warm spells which go over, it is sure that bees' genome have not adapted to all festivalls what a beek get into his mind.