Hey fellow beekeepers,
This is my first year at beekeeping and so its all new to me.
Can someone tell me what kind of bee this is?
At first I though these big bees we robbing my hive. But I noticed that the were walking into my hive totally unmolested and I started to think maybe they were drones. Is this a drone?
Also, if its a drone, whats it doing out of the hive. I thought they only came out into the open when it was time to 'knock boots' with the queen?
Also, every now and then I see two bees rolling around on the ground fighting. Its never a bunch of bees...its always just two bees. What are they doing? Is one bee from another hive?
Thanks in advance!