Did you know that...

  • ...about 90 U.S. crops depend on bees for pollination?
  • ...many hives are trucked from region to region for pollination purposes?
  • ...honeybee health is threatened by, among other things, mites?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

There She Is...Miss Queen!

Queen bee
Originally uploaded by Max xx
This will be my parting shot for today.

As you can see this mature queen is significantly larger than the workers around her. She's an egg-laying machine.

Also, notice the blue dot up on her back. That is placed there manually by the beekeeper to make her easier to spot in the hive. This makes her a "marked queen."

Well, stay tuned. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of the hive and it's activity in future posts.

Signing off,

Bees Keeper

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