Answered By: Connie Britton
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014     Views: 207

Yes, the old queen leaves with about 50% of the hive's bees. The old hive gets all the remaining brood and honey resources and produces a new queen. It's the honey bee's way of reproducing a colony. Take a look at the website on honeybee swarms:http://entomology.unl.edu/beekpg/beeswarm.htm