Welcome to the Berks and Scuylkill Beekeepers Association
We want to welcome anyone who wants to learn about bees. There has been for greater awareness of the plight of Honeybees and the need for the firm action, to be taken to prevent their decline. Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association is working in our local area to have the same focus of the rest of the world and we are trying care for the health and sustainability of bee in our local area. The bee decline is of concern to everyone as it should be. The colony environment is vital for the survival of bees. There are many different factors that contribute to the health of the bees.
Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association welcomes you and there is an incredible amount of information here, stay a while and learn what you can today. We welcome you back again and again. We will update the site as needed with new information and keep you up to date on any new research or documentation out there.
Queen: A completely developed female bee (with functioning ovaries) who lays eggs and serves as the central focus of the colony. The Queen mates only once with several male drone bees, and will remain fertile for life. She lays up to 2000 eggs per day. There is only one Queen in a colony of bees. A Queen's productive life span is 2-3 years. If another Queen is developed, one of them will sting the other to death.
Workers Bees: Completely developed female bees that do have developed ovaries and do not not normally lay eggs. They gather pollen and nectar and convert the nectar to honey. A worker's life expectancy is only several weeks during the active summer months. However, they can live for many months during the relatively inactive winter period.