Friday, March 14, 2008

Where's Waldo?

Find the queen bee in this photo. As with anything else hard to see, you can train your eyes to spot the queen among the thousands of workers all around her.
When you see the queen, let me know at the link for COMMENTS


16 comments:

Meg Trebon said...

Holy cow, or should that be Holy Bees, Dave! I'm gonna guess that the Queen is in the lower left quadrant of the picture, head downward towards the bottom of the picture, maybe about 1” from the bottom, and 1” from the left edge of the photo. Her abdomen is larger, more golden-brown than the other bees, and there are empty cells around her back end.

Dave Sabold said...

Yes - you found her, Meg! Our queens will not have markings, so we need to train our eyeballs. We will get more practice when we do the classes in the apiary.

Bill tackman said...

I agree with Meg on location but pretty sure I would have a much harded time if they were crawling around

paul.jennings said...

Found the Queen... da big one.

Lori Valentine said...

I saw her as described, what a cutie.

Mary said...

I found the queen by her large size compared to the worker bees and her abdomen extends beyond her wings. I noticed that the queen was near the empty cells, but hadn't thought about why she might be there in the first place. Would the queen still be trying to lay eggs in these cells? Is it a good idea to look along the edges of the empty cells to find her, as opposed to somewhere else?

rickleduc said...

My guess is it's the big bugger down in the left corner near the open combs

mhanley said...

Found it Dave. I think the lower left corner.

Kim said...

found her.

Ginger said...

We (my daughter and I) found her. I was pretty sure that was her, and my eight-year-old was certain, she said "Because she is different and much bigger"
ginger

Jen said...

Wait, I thought I was the queen.

Mary said...

Oh Jen, you ARE the queen! Just not the queen BEE. :)

Lisa said...

I found her...she is a beauty!

Jen said...

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rickleduc said...

Is this snow going to be a problem? How about the cold overnight temp? It was 19F in Mazama this morning.

Dave Sabold said...

Ric - the bees will just cluster tighter in the cold weather. I feed them this time of year, so they have fuel to keep warm while they hunker down to wait for dandelion blooms in mid April. On warm days, I see them bringing in gray alder pollen.