Re: Queen falling on the ground!
Yes I just did this today. Pulled the side frame, look it over carefully for the queen, then hang it on a frame holder gently. All the other frames i slide over a little and then inspect them while holding them over the open nuc. Found her majesty safe and sound today on one of the middle frames.
Originally Posted by MJuric
I imagine queens must be twice as heavy as workers and can more easily lose their grip and fall. They also scurry towards the other darker side of the frame being held up to the light, so maybe they fall off as they round the edge too.
The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson