Queen?

Discussion in 'Bees' started by hlhart2001, May 30, 2013.

  1. hlhart2001

    hlhart2001 New Member

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    Okay so I had the day off and a little time on my hands so I took my camera and just for the heck of it placed it under the screened bottom board of my 8 frame hive and snapped(not knowing if it would catch anything)...is this the Queen? Looks like it to me and if She is...why all alone...taking a break or running across the board..shouldn't the workers be around her? The quality is not that good because of the light(and my camera didn't flash..I don't think) but given the elongated body I think it may be her.
    I mean what are the odds(okay 10,000 to one maybe)..:wink:) IMG_1763 - Copy.jpg
    Oh and I did see the Queen once before running up and over the top of the frames, just as I opened the hive a few weeks back. Anyway just curious.
     

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  2. brendantm130

    brendantm130 New Member

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    no, looks like a worker to me. Never have seen a queen with stripes.
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Nope, Not a queen.