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Life and Death in the Hive

Queen Bee

Life and death in the bee observation hive... If you ever have the opportunity to check out a bee observation hive--a glassed-in hive showing the colony at work--you can easily spot the three castes: the queen bee, worker bees and drones. If you look...

Queen Bee
Queen Bee

QUEEN BEE, marked with the dot, is circled by her royal attendants in a retinue. This was taken through the glass of an observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Undertaker Bee
Undertaker Bee

IN THIS BEE OBSERVATION HIVE photo, an undertaker bee carries out her dead sister. The glassed-in observation hive offers a view of life and death in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Hail to the Queen

Classic Retinue

Oh, to be a queen bee... Her Royal Highness (HRH) is quite pampered. She's always surrounded by her royal attendants, called the retinue. They tend to her every need. They feed and groom her. They keep her warm or cool, depending on the temperature...

Classic Retinue
Classic Retinue

CLASSIC RETINUE--A queen bee is surrounded by her royal attendants--the retinue. (Photo courtesy of Susan Cobey, Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis)

Queen Bee
Queen Bee

RETINUE--It's easy to tell which bees are the queen's retinue or royal attendants. They're NOT the ones--bottoms up--cleaning the cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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