Yesterday, Stan put out his hives for new queens to be mated. The first worker bee came out of the hive for an orientation flight. All of a sudden, a dragonfly swept out of the air and ate her, and Stan snapped a picture. We think it’s rare to have a photo of a dragonfly eating a honeybee.
Hopefully, local dragonflies will fill up on worker bees so they have no room to eat virgin queens going on their mating flights.
We’re crossing our fingers the queens all get mated successfully!