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PLEASE DONT SPRAY THERE IS A NATURAL WAY!
Honey Bee Goode Apiaries pledge to acknowledge and respect honeybees and other pollinators. We promise to always practice and teach natural methods to beekeeping, and to continue to educate our communitites about bees from the age of 1 to 100.
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There are three types of bees in a hive
Most of the work in the hive is done by worker bees. Worker bees are responsible for keeping
the hive clean, feeding, developing bees, building the honeycomb, and taking care of the queen. They also act as guards, killing intruders and sick bees if necessary to protect the colony from disease.
Drone ( Male Bee)
Drones are larger than worker bees, and they are only necessary for the purpose of breeding with the queen. They must be fed by the worker bees, and they have no stingers to defend the colony. Because only a few drones are needed for reproduction, when food supplies are low, the worker bees often stop feeding the drones and push them out of the colony.
Each colony can be ruled by only one queen at a time. When a virgin queen emerges, she locates other virgin queens and kills them one at a time. Queens control their workers by releasing pheromones known as the queen’s scent. After the new queen masters the hive, she attends a mating flight at a drone congregation site, where thousands of males wait. Queens can lay up to 2000 eggs or more a day.