Many of you have been asking how a queen bee becomes a queen bee. Rather than re-invent the wheel, this is a very good article that will explain it to you. In light of taking my two hives, that used to be one, became two and are now back together again as one, this article should help shed some light on the (re)queening process. Each hive had its own queen now they must decide if one of those queens will be THE queen or the hive will choose an entirely different new queen. I find it so very interesting that the hive picks the queen and does so by feeding her what is called "royal jelly."