06/18/2013 by syrbal-labrys
Understocked market, you say? No, that could be what it looks like if bees continue to fail. One bit of that article, however, confused me as a former beekeeper…they mentioned it would help if queen bees could have multiple mates; this cracked me up. Last I checked the queens were not monogamous…they fly on mating flights and are pursued by dozens if not hundreds of drones and mate with several, one after the other. The drones die…the queen flies home to her hive storing all she will need to fertilized eggs for life!