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The emergence of a queen

Have you ever wondered just how a queen bee emerges from her cell and leaves such that precision exit cut familiar to every beekeeper?

Here’s how it happens as brought to our attention by a Bulgarian bee blogger. The original video is by Franz Obedorfer.

As our Bulgarian bee blogger says the video has a certain sadness about it because the queen emerges outside the hive, but it is fascinating. The whole process takes a few hours, but here’s the 7 minute version.

 

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