Seasonal Activities Of Indian Honey Bee-Apis Cerana Indica Fab., And their management

Research Article
Pushpalatha S and Hari Prasad Y
Spring season, winter season, Bee population, activities of bees, worker bee, queen bee, drone bee duties.

A colony of honey bees comprises a cluster of worker bees around 60,000 (sexually immature females) a queen (a sexually developed female) and depending on the colony population and different favourable seasons, and few to several hundred drones (sexually developed males) in a bee colony normally only one queen, whose sole function is egg laying. During spring season, the population of the colony expends rapidly and the proportion of young bees increases. Filed bees may collect nectar of brood rearing and surpluses of honey pollen may accumulate.