Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bee Vlog - May 11, 2012

We were at the garden hauling dirt when I visited the hives and found something very strange going on. At first I thought a fight or attack had broken out. Then we discovered a queen in the big pile on the ground. I had read and seen videos about "balling" where the bees will surround the queen in a big ball, usually to kill them by over-heating. I was very suspicious of this behavior just 2 days after catching and moving a swarm in and I really didn't know what to make of it.

The next day I read up some more about this behavior and learned some other helpful things which I'll share in the next video. Stay tuned...

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