Becker Bee Buzz 6.3: Life Cycle of a Worker

It’s been a dramatic couple of weeks, and there has been lots of activity in the hives. I believe both hives have requeened themselves. During each inspection, I check to see if we have a queen. I look for eggs, larvae, capped brood Do you see eggs in the cells?...

Becker Bee Buzz 5.19: Bee Names

Here is our list of named bees, just in case you can’t read them on our virtual hives. I am loving these names! Beemione Honey Potter Ron Beesley Elsa Creeper Pickles Frank Jr. Butterball Cookie Beebee Honey Pizza Frank Furry Braummie James Lukas Cutee Ice cream...

Becker Bee Buzz 5.17b: Name the queen!

We have a queen to name. Let’s do it Thursday! Yes, I know. I said we’d do it the first week of May, but that didn’t happen. We will continue to hold the name-a-bee drive into the future. There are at least 10,000 bees in each hive. In fact, I think...

Becker Bee Buzz 5.17a

I am delayed in posting the Becker Bee Buzz. Apologies. In addition to learning about bees and the super-organism called that is the hive, I’ve been existing in an interesting new reality merging my new homesteading persona with a hodge podge of homeschooling...

Becker Bee Buzz 5.3

The Becker hives look like they’re doing great! I finally found the queen for the second hive. I got a little nervous on my first two hive inspections because I didn’t see her and I didn’t see any eggs. I did see larvae and some bees emerging from their cells (photo...