After the excitement of yesterday's royal wedding the Queen is out and about with the family!
You can just make out the queen bee, she is in the centre of the photograph and has a longer abdomen than the other bees. Although the name might imply it, a queen does not directly control the hive. Her sole function is to serve as the reproducer. A well-mated and well-fed queen of quality stock can lay about 2,000 eggs per day during the spring build-up more than her own bodyweight in eggs every day. She is continuously surrounded by worker bees who meet her every need, giving her food and disposing of her waste
Let's hope the sun keeps shining and the bees keep buzzin!
Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend. :)
- Nikon D5000