MASSIVE Beehive Found With 7 Queens and 10 Lbs of Bees !!!!
MASSIVE Beehive Found With Over 7 Queens and 10 Lbs of Bees !!!!
Welcome Everyone, to another episode of Fun With Bees by Yappy Beeman(TM). In this exciting video, I get a call for what was believed to be a swarm that had just moved in to the floor of a back deck on a cabin in Guntersville, Alabama. The weather was cool and rainy so when I found the bees hanging out under the deck, I wasn't very surprised that not many were flying. The only problem that came to me later was this is also a sign of bees about to swarm. But I admit, I had a touch of tunnel vision in thinking that maybe, this time the customer was right and the bees had just showed up. Silly Yappy. Once I dug further and exposed the colony hidden under the wood, what I found was one of the largest and most amazing hives I had seen in a while. It was "whoooge" as my son says. I couldn't agree with him more. But now the challenge comes down to one thing. CAN I FIND THE QUEEN? If you have watch many of my videos, you know I pride myself on always catching the queen. She is the genetics of the colony. Without her, The colony dies because they can not reproduce their workforce. So they take very good care of her as try to hide her from me the best they can. Plus, with so many bees in this void, it would be extremely difficult to find her. In the end, I realized the main queen had most likely swarmed a few days before my arrival and that is what the homeowner actually saw alerting her that she had a honeybee infestation issue. The rest of the story....well, you will just have to watch it and see where things went.
Yappy Beeman is a professional bee remover performing live honey bee removals in Alabama as "Alabama Bee Rescue" and relocates them to apiaries away from residential areas so they can rebuild and thrive as a honey bee colony producing honey. Yappy is an Alabama Beekeepers association member that has performed over 1000 live bee removals. Yappy with the help of his great friend and mentor; @Jpthebeeman, a professional beekeeper , has learned many skills to remove bee swarms and honey bee colonies safely for the bees and homeowners alike.
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A honey bee (also spelled honeybee) is a eusocial flying insect within the genus Apis of the bee clade, all native to mainland AfroEurasia. After bees spread naturally throughout Africa and Eurasia, humans became responsible for the current cosmopolitan distribution of honey bees, introducing multiple subspecies into South America (early 16th century), North America (early 17th century), and Australia (early 19th century).
Honey bees are known for their construction of perennial colonial nests from wax, the large size of their colonies, and surplus production and storage of honey, distinguishing their hives as a prized foraging target of many animals, including honey badgers, bears and human huntergatherers. Only 8 surviving species of honey bee are recognized, with a total of 43 subspecies, though historically 7 to 11 species are recognized. Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the roughly 20,000 known species of bees.
The best known honey bee is the western honey bee, (Apis mellifera), which was domesticated for honey production and crop pollination. The only other domesticated bee is the eastern honey bee (Apis cerana), which occurs in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Only members of the genus Apis are true honey bees, but some other types of bees produce and store honey and have been kept by humans for that purpose, including the stingless bees belonging to the genus Melipona and the Indian stingless or dammar bee Tetragonula iridipennis. Modern humans also use beeswax in making candles, soap, lip balms and various cosmetics, as a lubricant and in mouldmaking using the lost wax process.
Etymology and name The genus name Apis is Latin for "bee". Although modern dictionaries may refer to Apis as either honey bee or honeybee, entomologist Robert Snodgrass asserts that correct usage requires two words, i.e., honey bee, because it is a kind or type of bee. It is incorrect to run the two words together, as in dragonfly or butterfly, which are appropriate because dragonflies and butterflies are not flies and have no connection with dragons or butter. Honey bee, not honeybee, is the listed common name the Entomological Society of America Common Names of Insects Database, and the Tree of Life Web Project.