Transplanting a queen bee to a “queen-less” colony.

Parts of the modular queen bee transplanting cage

A honey bee colony is an immensely complex structure geometrically, architecturally as well as socially. The social order within the colony is strict and it’s health is determined by the queen bee. A hive without a queen is as good as lost. Unfortunately, many a hives loose a queen for various reasons. Bees tend to abandon the hive and move on causing significant loss in time, effort and potential loss of honey production to an apiculturist. This simple contraption can be used to transplant a queen cell from another hive, where it may be redundant, to a colony without queen, thus saving and reviving it’s workforce.


How to extract Small(Dammer) Bee Honey and its Wax

Closeup view of eggs, larvae and couple of bees.

Traditional Honey Harvest and Extraction Process Traditionally honey was extracted in the month of Jan. Look around you all the native flower plant and herbs bloom by end of aug till Jan. So the honey contains nectar and pollen of these wild herbs. Introduction of cash crops like cashew, rubber etc spoiled the essence of honey. Even wild mango trees bloom between mid of November till December. However hybrid mango…