Translate

Monday, 12 December 2011

Queen balling


Sometimes bees will kill their queen this is called queen balling, this is where they squeeze around her in a tight ball until she overheats and dies. This is caused when a beekeeper puts a new queen in.
Here is a good site that talks more about queen balling:
http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/queenball.html

1 comment:

Catherine Moolenschot said...

oh wow I never even knew they did that! thank you for teaching me Brandon :)