What happens if the queen bee dies?

If the queen bee dies suddenly, the workers will be aware of this within minutes because the levels of queen pheromone will drop. They respond by building emergency queen cell

Does a queen bee ever go out of the hive?

Does a queen bee ever go out of the hive?

A queen bee will leave the hive a couple of days after she emerges from the brood cell in order to mate with several (up to 15) drones. She will then return to the hive and wi

Are there hives with no queen bee?

Are there hives with no queen bee?

Under normal circumstances, no. The only time a honeybee colony will be without a queen is when a new queen leaves on a mating flight, but she will return to the hive a littl

What happens to the hive when the queen bee dies?

If the queen dies suddenly, the workers will select one or more recently-laid eggs or very young larvae and feed them with royal jelly (a secretion of the workers' hyperpharyi

Hornet queen bee dies what happens to the other bees?

Hornet queen bee dies what happens to the other bees?

First, hornets are not bees, they are a variety of wasp.   If a hornet colony loses its queen there will be no-one laying eggs, so the colony will eventually die out as the

How do you get a hive of bees to make a Queen bee?

How do you get a hive of bees to make a Queen bee?

If the hive still has brood (eggs and larvae in the comb) then there is the chance that the worker bees can make a princess cell from one of the worker cells. If there are dro

How many queen bees live in a hive?

Long term, there can only ever be one queen in a hive. In the process of preparing to swarm, the queen will lay eggs in special queen cells. She will then leave with about hal