Does your Queen disappear?
Your Queen bee has been laying more than 2,000 eggs a day this bee season. That’s more than one egg per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Now that summer is over, she is laying less than a few hundred a day. Because she is the Queen, she has nothing to do but lay eggs. No laundry, no housework, no dishes. Everything is done for her. She is groomed, fed, and protected. Now, it's quite possible that she’s bored!

Chances are high you might find the Queen strolling about the hive. When it’s too late to lay lots of eggs, but too early for winter clustering, she may roam around various parts of the hive. So don’t panic this fall if you check your hive and can’t find the Queen in her “normal” spot. Just be extra careful when checking your just never know where you may find her!