Working Bee

The bee's home is indeed a hive of activity.  Every spring selected queen bees are raised at R. Stephens Mole  Creek Apiary, to head the industrious colonies.  Records are kept every year of each hive, its honey production and the queen bee's pedigree.

Worker Bees, Queen bee shown in insert
Worker Bees, Queen shown in insert.

Special care and attention is given to the hives during the year, especially in spring, when the hive population grows from 25,000 workers in August to an average of 100,000 in December.