Bee colony without a queen

It can be noticed in the urdiniČ™, only half an hour after the disappearance (a wrong maneuver). The bees near the beehive, turn aimlessly, in a constant search and hit the walls of the hive. The flight activity becomes more intense, in which the guard bees also participate;

Searching bees make weeping sounds;

After 1-2 days the situation is normalized by building barrels.

Information obtained by consulting beekeepers from the Black Sea Basin Beekeepers Network as well as the paper Good practice guide for mountain beekeepers – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development / National Agency for Mountain Areas.

Last updated: 18 - Jan - 2021