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CREATING A QUEEN

From time to time, beekeepers will need to replace old queens or provide a queen to a hive that has, for one reason or another, lost their queen. One method of making new queens is by the Doolittle Method (named for G.M. Doolittle). This is done by grafting the appropriate aged larvae into homemade wax cups. This […]

Queen bee lays egg while drone bee watches.

I took this photo a few days ago while working in my bee yard. the queen lays up to 3000 eggs a day. here she is laying one of many while a drone bee (male bee with big eyes) looks on. she’s laying the egg on a nice frame of honeycomb. the workers bees (female […]