Beekeeping – Virgin queen honey bee pipping


check out This virgin queen just emerged from her cell and she started to pipe. It was much louder before I could turn on the camera. Not the best footage.

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  1. Bernie8903
    4:29 pm on May 19th, 2010


  2. sk8ingonfire
    5:17 pm on May 19th, 2010

    i heard……..When a new queen bee emerges in a hive, she pipes (repeatedly sings a G# or A note) to incite her worker bees to fight for her if another queen in the hive needs killing.

  3. transalta1cp1
    5:32 pm on May 19th, 2010


  4. TheLovegame23
    5:45 pm on May 19th, 2010

    yup, bees r loveble

  5. mmaier2112
    6:01 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Probably more like she’s female and demanding attention. ;)

    Bees are amazing. I pet bumblebees for fun. They’re not aggressive at all. I wouldn’t do that with honeybees as they seem more temperamental.

  6. lindsayarr
    6:43 pm on May 19th, 2010

    I love bees, but know almost nothing about them. This video is so interesting.

  7. AncientArchive
    7:33 pm on May 19th, 2010

    That’s just…extraordinary! They make a noise like that on purpose! To challenge other queens or communicate with the hive no less!

  8. poprocz
    7:55 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Well how neat was that!

  9. meltlet
    8:50 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Ah nice, I was wondering what the piping sounded like!

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