A week ago on Sunday (not yesterday), we found the bees bearding on the side of the hive. We were worried for a little that they were running out of room and trying to swarm, especially because in our last inspections we found lots of queen cups and a couple of queen cells. We called […]
Recently my top bar hive has been overrun by wax moths. In my last post, I talked about how the Langstroth bees were robbing the top bar bees because of the Honey Bee Healthy sugar water. We left the comb in the hive last week but when we took it out this week, there was […]
This is my presentation on bee communication I gave to my 4H bee club. This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office Online.
On March 21 we did a hive. We couldn’t find the queen at first. But then we found her on the ground so we put her back into the hive and put the bars on. We went back in the about five minutes later and we found the bees balling or death cuddling Queen Elizabeth. […]
Superseding is what honeybees do when their queen is sick and can’t lay eggs right. If she is not laying eggs, they will take a larva and turn it into a queen by feeding it royal jelly longer than worker and drone bee larvae. The supersedure cells are usually in the middle of the frame. […]
In the picture it shows bees festooning in my top bar hive. Festooning happens when the bees build a bridge across the bars. Some people think different theories about why bees festoon. They think it could be to build comb or fix comb or to measure the space between the combs. Researchers say that they […]
This video shows a queen bee laying her egg in a brood cell. The queen is marked with a blue dot. I got this video at the McDonald’s Garden Center Outdoor Show. These frames of bees are from Ms. R’s of Hampton Roads Beekeepers topbar hive.
This is a 4H project that I am doing on migratory honeybees. A migratory honeybee is a bee that travels from one place to another to help pollinate plants. I had to find which crops were grown in a 50-mile radius of where I live. Then I had to find out when they bloomed. Then […]