Ben Sturmfels

Spot the queen bee

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I'm getting back into beekeeping. It's been at least 15 years since I last helped out with Dad's bees, so I'm a bit rusty, but now have a hive in the backyard and the gear to feel confident working on them. Can you spot the queen bee in the photo? She's longer than the small worker bees and slimmer than the fatter drone bees. The other bees also leave a bit of an air gap around her.

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how does one get into beekeeping? it sounds like a rewarding, but challenging, thing to do. I'm into this kind of DIY/homesteading/nature stuff but wouldn't even know where to start with beekeeping.

David Thompson at 2017-01-27T20:12:25Z