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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009
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    Default Queen and worker fighting

    I was outside yesterday evening watching my mating nuc wondering if I could watch a queen come back from her mating flight. It should be happening any time now.

    I notice two bees rolling around on the ground, a closer look and one is obviously a newly mated queen and a worker fighting. I break them up with my finger and the queen flys up makes a big circle and flys right into one of the entrances. Only thing I can think of is maybe she tried to go in the wrong one the first time causing the fight. She out right killed the worker she was fighting with. The worker was left on the ground barely moving. Just thought it was a cool to watch.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2005
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    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
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    Default Re: Queen and worker fighting

    Cool to read about too. Something I've never seen.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  3. #3
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    Apr 2010
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    fairfield,ohio
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    Default Re: Queen and worker fighting

    How long are they out on the mateing flight, anyone know?

  4. #4
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    Nov 2009
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    Shoshone County, Idaho
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    Default Re: Queen and worker fighting

    Too bad you didn't have a youtube beecam set up!
    Hugus Creek Honey Farm: St. Maries, ID / Lewiston, ID
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