I am under the impression that a queen bee will pip when she is a virgin. Does a mated queen pip? We were inspecting a small ferel hive that was captured and the queen started piping when we found her. Thoughts?
yes a mated queen will pipe. especially if she get excited and begins running they will pipe quite frequently. I think I read somewhere (winston likely) that her piping temporarily freezes the the workers that are directly around her.