"Instead of honey, Crystal Hives form seeds of Honeycore. During flight, tiny crystals shake loose from their wings and take roo in the snow - it is unknown if intentional or a side effect of some other more complex process."
These are the different Traits that the Crystal Bee can spawn with.
When a trait has multiple values one is picked randomly when the bee is created.
Lifespan Long, Ancient
Productivity Slow, Normal
Fertility Unlucky, Fertile
The Apiarist's Almanac gives the following hint:
A rare hybrid of Frigidus and Regalis that will only appear near Honeycore, during snowstorms..
When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
I don't have time to be answering such basic questions! Pah, fine. Some species need specific weather conditions, like snow, rain or lightning. For example, Frigidus and Regalis react quite interestingly with sn...oh get out!.