In my previous blog, I spoke about the Kinship theory. This theory states that the more relatedness there is between a group of individuals, the more likely to exhibit altruistic behavior the individuals are to be. Honeybee sisters share 75% of the same genetic material. This genetic similarity is what drives the honeybees to take … More Honey Bee Genetics
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are all part of what is termed a superorganism. Superorganisms are defined as a social unit of Eusocial animals, specialized labor is divided up, and the individuals can not exist outside of the group on their own for any extended period of time.
Originally posted on Brookfield Farm Bees & Honey Blog:
Spring is in the air, but so is snow, sleet, hail and rain. Not the best of all times to make splits to install queens. My best idea is to work fast so the bees are exposed as little as possible to the elements. I ordered…