one queen bee
Thereof, how long does a queen bee live in a hive?
about two to five years
One may also ask, why is there only 1 queen bee in a hive?
So, for the most part, there is indeed only one honey bee queen in a colony. Because the workers in the hive generally won't tollerate more than one queen at a time and if several queens hatch in a queenless colony, the first queen out will (most often) seek out and kill the “sister-queen”.
What happens if you put two queen bees in one hive?
The double queen excluders, with the honey super between them, keep the queens from being able to kill each other. This setup also keeps the queens laying eggs in their own separate areas of the hive. The worker bees will be able to pass through the excluders and the honey super entering both hives as they please.
What happens if a queen bee stings you?
Every queen bee has a stinger, and is fully capable of using it. Queen bees, however, almost never sting people; they reserve their stinging for other queen bees. Given that a queen bee's stinger is smooth, this means that she can theoretically sting multiple times without losing her stinger and dying in the process.