Archive for September, 2012

Drone Eviction

If you’ve been watching your hives closely in the last few weeks, you may have noticed some unusual activity on the landing board: exhausted drones being evicted by force from their cozy hive homes. The activity can look a bit like robbing because there are bees wrestling at the entrance of the hive, but close inspection will reveal that drones are at the center of the tussle. Why does the colony evict drones? All summer long, the worker bees have fed and cared for their helpless brothers. These boys don’t care for babies or perform hive maintenance. They have no pollen baskets, ...

09.22.2012 Posted in Beelog by Karessa