Thank-you to Terri who presented the natural history of bees. She discussed the types of bees including the queen, workers and drones. The term beekeepers use to refer to the life cycle of honeybees is bee math. She had great questions. See if you can answer these questions with the table below.
1. If you find eggs, and no queen, how long ago do you know there was a queen?
2. If you find just hatched larvae and open brood but no eggs, how long ago was the queen there?
3. If the queen starts laying today, how long before that brood will start foraging for nectar?