beehive with swarm activity - if you see bees making this horseshoe pattern in front of the hive, 3 days later they will start to build queen cells. They will continue this pattern so long as there is sunlight. If you don't want the hive to swarm, you ha
Everyone wants to know this when taking the plunge into bee keeping. If you want to know what I have learned, read on. A mere 2 years ago, I was just like most of the population, intrigued by bees, but not sure if I could be a beekeeper.
Walking a swarm into a new hive. If you drum on the back of the new hive, they march right in! I write about doing this in several of the Josiah Reynolds mystery books. Now you can see what I was trying to describe.
a honeybee colony consists of three castes of bees: the queen, a fertile female, is responsible for the total population / workers are sterile females that do the work of the hive / drones are fertile males that exist to mate with the queen