The Life Of The Queen
We are about to get three new queen bees. But we’ll have to wait to see whether each one is accepted by the other bees. If they don’t like her, they will kill her. So all we can do is wait and see. If the queen is killed, we get in the truck fast and drive to buy another queen. Why? Because without a queen, the other bees will die within 48 hours.
How to identify a queen bee: look for the largest bee, check for a pointed abdomen, look for a bee standing with splayed legs, look for a stinger without barbs. Look for the bee that isn’t doing anything. The queen bee is fed by the rest of the hive and has no duties except for laying eggs.