ALL BEE OWNERS. Quick question*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by muscovy94, May 2, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    HEy i have a quick question I have been wondering for some time. You know how every hive has one queen bee, well how does she become the queen?? is she born the queen or do they just pick her when she is grown? Thanks.
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  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    She is born the queen...the bees will make a cell about twice if not three times the size of a regular cell....and it will usually be ontop of the cells instead of going down. They feed her what is called Royal Jelly...so she keeps growing and growing. And once she hatches she will get in a fight with the exhisting queen....and there will always only be one queen per hive. Sometimes a mother/daughter hive will exhist but rarely. And once the queen hatches she has to go on a mating flight to be bred...then come back and start laying.

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  3. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    Very briefly: She is created by being reared in a special sized cell and fed royal jelly by her workers. Once they have a laying queen, the workers will tear down any remaining queen cells.

    HTH

    Rusty
     

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