Just curious. As a neew Beekeeper, my biggest concern is dropping the Queen when inspecting the hive. I ALWAYS carefully hold the frames over the hive, locate the Queen, then replace that frame. But my biggest fear is dropping the queen.
If for some rason the queen did fall off the frame and landed outside the hive, barring stepping on her, since my queen is marked, but not clipped,wouldn't she shake herself off and fly back up and reenter the hive?
I just worry because that is one thing they really pushed at Bee School - Be Careful Not To Drop The Queen! I am very careful, but I was just curious why she wouldn't just fly back up and reenter her hive.