In my journey to find out more about Bees I found it interesting that a lot of articles on “Africanized” bees kept coming up. So I researched everything I could about the “Africanized” Honeybee.Continue reading
Who lives in the Hive?
Queen Bee (she is the mother of all bees in the hive)
Take 16 days to develop
Worker Bees (all of the worker bees are girls)
Take 21 days to develop
Drone Bees (they are the only male bees in the hive)
Take 24 days to develop
What do bees do?
The Queen Bee
The Queen Bee’s job is to lay eggs and keep everyone happy and busy by releasing pheromones into the hive. She lays 1,500 – 2,000 eggs a day and is the only Queen in the hive.
The Worker Bee
The worker bees job is to take care of the newly laid eggs as they develop, take care of the Queen, keep the hive clean and defend the hive from any invaders.
The Worker Bee
The Worker Bee also has the job of foraging for resources. These resources include: water, pollen, sap and nectar.
The Drone Bee
The Drone bee’s only job is to eat, sleep, poo and mate with a Queen, which is his last job. Drone Bees are kicked out of the hive in the late Fall and Winter to help preserve resources.
Swarming is when the colony splits into two separate colonies, takes the Queen bee and leaves for a new home. This happens in the Spring and Summer months in Arizona.Continue reading
Beekeeping wasn’t anything that I had been interested in pursuing previously but as I began to get more comfortable in the space I was running and after doing tons of research on the best ways to pollinate my vegetables, Beekeeping seemed like the most logical answerContinue reading
Knowing what is going on in your hive each month is important and a great benefit to your Beekeeping practices.Continue reading