Comments on: Bee Keeping: Catch a Swarm Blogs and Ramblings of the openSUSE Members Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:50:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Fri13 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 19:11:44 +0000 It is very interesting what really is happening in Bee and Ant hives. They are not like what is always (usually…) told.

There are usually many queens, old one what keeps the order but then there are rebels what hides the young queens in hope they could switch the power to it from the old one.

And for ants, about 40% does vice versa things what 60% does. Like if hive is going to extend it size and dig more space, 40% of ants moves already removed stuff back to hive or to place where it does not belong and blocks the ways.

1-2 years there was a great study of bee and ant hives and it really were lighting strike that hives are like humans rebelling and fighting each other majority trying to keep order.

So it is not about assassin kings, but queens 😀

By: W. MacKenzie Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:44:37 +0000 I did this very thing last summer on a hive of mine. I was out cutting the grass at the farm where I keep the hives. We (brother ) heard a buzzing sound even with the lawn mower and I thought it was a helicopter in the distance it was so loud. After shutting the mower off, we looked up and saw cloud of bees. We followed them to the woods at the back of the house and sure enough they lit at the top of an apple tree. We came back that evening and I climbed the tree, cut the limb off they were on and brought it down and shook them into a new brood box.

Fun times for sure!