• To the best of my knowledge, the ONLY time there are two queens in a hive is when there is another queen bee larva being purposely produced to take some the hive's bees to find another location OR because of her age, the current queen is on the verge of dying. Queen bee larvae are fed a special kind of royal jelly to give the new queen the ability to produce and lay eggs. Thanks for asking your Q! I enjoyed answering it! VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: A factoid I learned a very long time ago.
  • I believe one of the queens will leave, and take half the bees with her in the form of a swarm.
  • There should never be two queens living in one hive. A new queen is only 'made' by some of the workers when they need to either replace an old or dead queen or when there are problems of overcrowding in the correct hive and they make a new hive to split off into another colony. So soon after the new queen is made, some of the old hive leave with her and swarm, looking for a new home.
  • This is often more than one unhatched queen. Workers will try to ensure that no matter what at least one will hatch. The first to hatch will sting the others to death in their coccoons. If another queen hatches before that happens.....Battle Royale. If the hive is large the loser leaves with a segment of the workers. If it's too small to split, it's a battle to the death.
  • Sweet sweet lesbian bee action.

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