Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Queen Bee

Hive #6

When looking in Hive #6 on Thursday, we saw the queen which is a BIG EVENT for most beekeepers - it surely is for me. Well, I'm trying to express in words what she looked like but if you're not a beekeeper, she looks like a roach, elongated body and a darker color than the worker bees.

My skills as a photographer were poor but we could only look quickly - we didn't want her to fly away - and I was trying to look and take pictures too. Queens move very quickly and are hard to find in the hive. Hope you can see her in both photos - she's a beauty.