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The Secret life of the beehive

To talk about the secret of beehive let’s start with bee queen  

The main function of the queen is to reproduce, if she chooses to, depending on the quality of the food that is offered to her and the size of the carob in which it is located. The queen is distinguished by her great size, being twice as long as the working bee and 2.8 times as heavy.

In this instance, the worker bee has the ability to deposit unfertilized eggs that only produce male offspring under certain unique conditions, such as when the hive loses its queen or when there are a lot of female workers.

Queen absence in the beehive

Due to the queen’s extended absence, the cell’s male members have increased, but they are unable to do any labor.
The queen’s primary responsibility is to lay eggs, and the female workers provide the royal meal, a particular secretion made by the female workers from the queen’s astronomical glands, from which she is fed. Their capacity to deposit eggs is significantly increased by the presence of queens.

The queen is the most significant member of the beehive, and when the hive loses its queen, it begins to act in a way that the beekeeper, who is in charge of raising it, must notice.

The female workers select an egg or several eggs that are between 3 and 4 days old to begin producing a new queen because a beehive cannot survive for long without a queen. The egg is then taken and placed in a wide cradle between the waxy cells where they receive the royal food and with great care. This results in the production of a queen in 19 days.

The peculiar thing about the queen is that, unlike when a bee clips her wings, she never uses her “stinging tool” against humans. The queen possesses a nevus at the end of her body that serves as both a protection mechanism and a tool for laying eggs.


The queen can live for up to eight years on average, although it is typically advised to replace her every two egg-laying seasons because as she ages, her ability to govern the affairs of her kingdom ‘beehive’ declines and she produces fewer eggs. The males’ only job is to fertilize the queen; if he relies solely on the female workers for food, he, too, cannot survive. The males spend the spring and summer feasting on the honey that the female workers have worked so hard to produce, and in the fall, they are driven outside to perish from hunger and cold. and supports According to the scholar Butlerov, the men don’t work, but when the weather is nice around noon, they go on foreplay excursions and pursue the virgin queens in an effort to become pregnant. According to new research, males have a role in the incubation of eggs because they hover over the cells where the eggs are to provide them with warmth. This shows that males should not be persecuted.

Taming bees:


By providing them with a fragrant drink that has the scent of the plant’s blooms, it is specifically directing the flying motions of bees toward honey-producing plants with a conditional reflex.
This easy technique, in the hands of beekeepers, is useful in agriculture because it allows bees to be directed toward specific flowers, where they can cross-pollinate them and produce more fruits. It is also important to know that the more pure the scent presented to bees, the more successful their training, and that after the trained bees have completed their task of pollination, they can change their mission. The hive door needs to be closed during taming if you give him another drink over a few nights.
The Russian ecology Institute’s experiments have proven that while it is possible to tame bees by leading them to a specific plant’s blossoms, it is also possible to distract bees by taming them away from other flowers. It was also discovered that the more bees are able to cross-pollinate those flowers and gather increasing amounts of honey, the closer the beehives are to the source of nectar.
By taming bees, we can receive honey from a single, reliable source. In addition, it boosts the plant’s capacity for cross-pollination, which raises the yield of its fruits and, to a lesser amount, the yield of honey produced by trained cells.

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