I spent the day with Steve Gibbs of the San Diego Beekeeping Society. We were making institutional videos. Today’s topic was finding the queen using a unique sifting method. Normally you have to search each frame by eye, It can take a very long time finding one queen amongst 50,000 buzzing bees. Many times you can’t find her at all. We have come up with a fail safe method of sifting the bees through a wire mesh, The mesh is only big enough to allow the workers to get through but not the queen.

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