Life of the Bee Queen
Although the honey bee queen is thought by many to be the most important member of her colony, honey bee workers sometimes determine when their colony is in need of a new queen. This occurs due to space constrictions, poor performance associated with age and the unexpected death of the queen.
Because the queen is capable of producing up to 2,000 eggs each day, space within a hive can become constrained.
A swarm results, wherein the mature queen leaves the colony with half of her workers to establish a new colony. The other half of her workers remain with a new queen and continue to perform their tasks within the old colony.
Alternately, as queen honey bees age, their egg-laying abilities decrease, and they lay their eggs in less organized patterns. When an old queen begins to falter in performing such responsibilities, workers will induce her replacement, or supersedure. The aging queen is killed after the supersedure process.
Lastly, when a honey bee queen suddenly dies, an urgent and unplanned supersedure occurs. Worker honey bees identify several larvae within the proper age range and begin to condition these larvae to become queens.
The sole difference between a honey bee worker and a queen is in nourishment received during the maturation process: workers feed prospective queens with royal jelly for their entire lives, while worker bees are fed royal jelly only during the first two days of their larval stage.
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Bee removals can be divided into two categories: swarm removal and established colony removal. If the group of bees has just arrived, they are most likely a swarm.
A swarm is only a ball of bees with no comb. If the swarm is easy to get to, then it should be a simple and quick removal. Most beekeepers are capable of swarm removal and many even enjoy the process. It’s fairly common for beekeepers to remove swarms for free.
If the bees have been in the same place for more than a week, you can assume the they are established. The longer the bees have been there, the more comb they will have built and the bigger the colony will be. These kinds of removals require extra skill and knowledge. Especially if the bees have ensconced themselves inside a structure. The process can be messy, exhausting and time consuming with a greater risk of stings. Most beekeepers are not willing to do these types of removal for free.
We do our best to remove and resettle the bees in a safe habitat.
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Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using the nectar from flowers. It is graded by color, with the clear, golden amber honey often fetching a higher retail price than the darker varieties. The flavor of a particular type of honey will vary based on the types of flower from which the nectar was harvested.
Useful properties of honey
- regulates metabolic processes
- increases immunity
- honey improves blood composition
- helps to cope with insomnia
- gives energy to the body, restores strength
Making honey is a complex and unique process and is produced in several stages
A honeybee colony is composed of one queen, hundreds of drones (males) in the spring and summer months, and thousands of sexually undeveloped female workers who do all the heavy lifting. Their duties include cleaning and caring for the brood, tending to the queen, guarding the hive, gathering pollen, producing beeswax and building honeycomb, and making and storing honey to feed the colony over the winter months. The expression “busy bee” is very well justified! Using her tubular mouthparts, which work like a straw, the worker bee sucks nectar from the flower into a second stomach—a “honey stomach”—within her abdomen.
Enzymes in the honey stomach break down the complex plant sugar sucrose (a disaccharide) into the digestible simple sugars glucose and fructose (monosaccharides). When the bee’s honey stomach is full, the bee returns to the hive to offload its contents to one or several worker bees. The receiving bees distribute it to the young as food or place it into the honeycomb for long-term storage. Before placement into the honeycomb, bees will move the nectar around in their mouthparts, thereby exposing the nectar to air and evaporating some of the water content. Once placed into the honeycomb, worker bees further dehydrate the stored nectar by fanning their wings, gradually turning the nectar into honey. Finally, worker bees seal the honey-filled comb cells with wax that is secreted from the worker’s abdomen. That cover is intended to preserve honey as the bees’ food supply.
01. Flowers produce nectar and attract our bees
Bees are attracted to plants that produce nectar and pollen. Nectar is a sweet substance that attracts bees, which in turn pollinate plants so they can develop seeds and propagate their species. Bees also need pollen in their diet.
There are thousandsof species of plants that produce nectar and pollen for bees to collect. Some of these plants are important for the country’s economy, as they provide bees with a surplus of honey. Beekeepers can extract this surplus from beehives.
02. Bees collect the nectar and carry it to the beehive
Honey bees collect pollen and nectar as food for the entire colony, and as they do, they pollinate plants. Nectar stored within their stomachs is passed from one worker to the next until the water within it diminishes. At this point, the nectar becomes honey, which workers store in the cells of the honeycomb. Although the main diet of honey bees is comprised of honey and pollen, they collect other liquids and juices from plant and fruit exudates as well. If they encounter insects that secrete honeydew, honey bees collect these liquids and store them as honey.
03. Bees seal cells with wax and honey ripens
Ripening of honey takes place by the action of enzyme and by evaporation of water from honey by temperature and the ventilation produced by fanning of wings by bees. When the water content is reduced to about 20 percent, the bees seal the cell with a wax capping.
The combs which contain ripe honey covered with a fine layer of white beeswax, usually those nearest the outside of the nest. Honey is extracted only from super combs using honey extractor. The sealing of cells on combs is removed before extracting.
04. We collect the product and transfer it to the packaging
Honey processing is a sticky operation, in which time and patience
are required to achieve the best results. Careful protection against
contamination by ants and flying insects is needed at all stages of
processing. Bee honey is natural, unrefined food consumed as
much in fresh or canned state.
It is readily assimilated and is more acceptable to the stomach, particularly in the case of ailing persons, than cane sugar. It is an antiseptic and is applied to wounds and burns with beneficial results.
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