Staggering Facts About the Bee (The Queen Bee)
Bees are awesome creatures; they are the only insect that provides food provision for humans, and that product is honey. Bees have been around for about quite some time, and they have a lot of amazing facts. However, one staggering fact about the bees is their queen, and it is called the “Queen Bee”.
The queen honey bee is the mother and ruler of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) hive. The life cycle of the queen honey bee and her effect on the colony is interesting. She isn’t just the biggest honey bee; she is additionally, the mother all – the single one with the capacity to reproduce. The queen bee of a honey hive has a complex, and exceptionally fascinating, life. Let us look at the staggering facts about the queen bee.
The early stage of the queen bee; The ruler starts her life as a simple egg. She turns into a ruler because the “nurture bees,” the worker bees that tend the brood (honeybees in the egg, larva, and pupa stage) give her a unique diet of royal jelly. The queen is offered this royal jelly throughout her life, and it contains a protein called royalactin. This royal jelly comes from the gland on the heads of the nurse bees.
There is only one queen bee; there can be only one queen bee, shocking right? The first queen to emerge on the throne will locate other potential queens on the pupa stage and kill all of them. However, if the worker bee feels the queen isn’t performing her duty, they will go behind her back and raise a new queen. If the queen finds out, she will have to leave the hive forever or fight and defect the new one.
There is no queen without her people; the queen is nothing without her colony, just imagine a ruler without subjects. That is how the queen will be. The queen bee will not survive on her own because she relies heavily on the colony to clean and feed her. They digest her food and feed it back to her; I know, it’s really gross. The queen work really hard to keep up with the demands of her colony. She is exclusively in charge of keeping the hive going, by delivering new honey bees.
- The queen bee lay about 1000 to 2000 eggs per day. The number of eggs laid is determined by food availability. Over her lifetime, she can, without much of a stretch, deliver more than 1 million offspring.
- The queen lives for about two to five years, mostly three to four years.
- When the hive is crowded and unpleasant, the queen bee leaves swarms of bees and start a new hive. While the bees in the old hive produce a new queen.
- She is Force-Fed into Obesity.
- Her “court encompasses the queen bee”. The honey bees frame a hover around her to secure her.
As awesome as these facts may seem, bees are highly protective of their hive; they can sting anything that poses a threat to their colony. This is why it is important to hire a professional bee control operator to remove them from your garden, home or near your vicinity.