Well spring is here and nature is out in all its glory. Understanding of some basic concepts of nature will help us all appreciate life just a little bit more. So take your time… sit back…. relax and let’s learn about bees.
Both worker bee and queen bee play an important role in the production of honey in the undomesticated hive.
A worker bee instinctively pays attention to subtle sound, movement, smells, temperature and moisture level of the hive. The mature bee can sense what is required to produce large amounts of sweet honey. This instinctual drive to produce increasing quantities of high quality honey keeps the bee close to the right path. Occasionally however the bee, for whatever reason, will veer slightly off course. An adult queen bee can and should provide direct feedback should this happen. Bees appreciate any course correction provided by the queen because it knows that the common goal for both the bee and the queen is to produce the most and sweetest honey possible.
By working together as a team, the worker bee and the queen bee can produce sweet, thick, delicious honey from deep inside the hive over and over again in a relatively short period of time.
Once the bee and the queen are content with both the quality and quality of honey, both will fall into a dream like state. It is also not uncommon for both the bee and the queen to devour both food and drink during this relaxation period. This nourishment will be necessary for a new round of honey production that is soon to follow shortly.
I hope you enjoyed my story as much as I liked writing it and perhaps learned something too.
Next week let’s lean about Cats!