Tag Archives: drones

Fate of a drone

Who’d want to be a drone at the end of summer? This drone has been harassed out of the hive by his sisters, who bit and tugged at him, dragging him away from the sweet benefits of their labour. Collapsed … Continue reading

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Exams over – and the Bailey comb exchange begins…

After months of revising, I finally took the British Beekeeping Association’s Module 1 Honeybee Management exam on Saturday. It’s a relief to get it out of the way – I can finally start on the pile of non-beekeeping related books I haven’t … Continue reading

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2nd Honeybee behaviour revision post: honey bee mating

Revision post for this week: section 6.2 of the BBKA’s Module 6 syllabus – the mating behaviour of the honey bee queen and drone including an account of the pheromones involved and the concept of drone congregational areas Virgin queens … Continue reading

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