Here was a new one for me. I was doing hive inspections at the UGA bee lab last week when I found a queen that needed to be marked. She was a young queen that had only been laying for a week or so. She was nervous and ran from one side of the frame to the other. I reached down and held her in place marked her and let her go, but she only laid there. Like she was dead. I told the lab manager (Jennifer Berry) that there was no way I had killed her. Jennifer gave her a good look over and said Â“It looks like she passed out.Â” This was a little more than I could handle, I had never heard of a queen passing out. We put her on the floor of the hive and left her there.
Yesterday we were going through the hives again, and to my surprise, their she was. I still am having a hard time with this one. I guess I never though a bee could pass out. If I would not have seen it my self I would have to question the honesty of the person telling the story. (yeah I understand if you guys donÂ’t believe me)