This post is not about royal jelly. It’s one of those that talk about a more general topic of beekeeping. I feature two videos showing some tactics for efficient bee swarm capturing
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Years of beekeeping with Carniolian bees, first hand experience with royal jelly products and a load of testimonials brought me to the conclusion there is a need for a dedicated royal jelly website. We test products and explain all those (proven and not) health benefits ...
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The fact is she is a remarkable creature:
1. She is a sister killer! When a young virgin queen comes out from her queen cell, she the killing instinct emerges. She checks out the entire hive and kills (stinges) every rival queen in the hive. Some of them are already around there searching for other queens. Some other are still unborn in their queen cells.
2. She mates with up to 15 male bees (drones) high up in the air. Virgin queen flies out up in the air where the drones are prepaired for their only life task. She mates for several days until she is full of sperm. She then stores this sperm from all the successfull drones in her body and is using it for up to 7 years of birth-giving.
3. The mother of all bees in the hive lays up to 2.000 (!!!) eggs per day.. This means that her daily egg output is heavier than her body weight! Imagine a woman giving a birth to 25 babies every day for seven years in a row :). Well.. this is the video of mother bee laying eggs:
This old beekeeper in the video is explaining in details how the royal jelly is produced in his behives. The jelly that these guys are producing must be of high quality since the environment that the guy is showing looks really pure and reach with orange and lemon trees.
So this is how they do it: Read the rest of this entry »
This is hilarious. But has absolutely nothing to do with beekeeping. :D