First, I would like to say that I am quite gullible! I will believe pretty much anything Bryan tells me, so of course YES he does trick me sometimes and YES I do believe him! We ordered a queen bee for one of our colonies. Bryan put her into the top bar hive and what happened next brought on quite an interesting dialogue!
Dialogue as follows...
Bryan: "Our new queen is Piping"
Abby: "Ok....wait, What!?"
Bryan: "Virgin Queen bees will make a noise (insert his impersonation of the noise here) when they enter a new colony and its called Piping".
Abby: (laughing, thinking this is really a stretch for him to make this up!) "WHAAAT!?!? Are you messing with me? Cause I really thing you are messing with me!?"
Bryan: "No Im serious. Shes doing it right now!"
Abby: "WHAAAT!" (while running for the camera!)
Ok folks...As if bees could be any more amazing, they go off and do something like this!!
Piping: "Piping describes a noise made by virgin and mated queen bees during certain times of the virgin queens' development. Fully developed virgin queens communicate through vibratory signals: "quacking" from virgin queens in their queen cells and "tooting" from queens free in the colony, collectively known as piping. A virgin queen may frequently pipe before she emerges from her cell and for a brief time afterwards. Mated queens may briefly pipe after being released in a hive.
Piping is most common when there is more than one queen in a hive. It is postulated that the piping is a form of battle cry announcing to competing queens and the workers their willingness to fight. It may also be a signal to the worker bees which queen is the most worthwhile to support.
The piping sound is a G♯ or A♮. The adult queen pipes for a two-second pulse followed by a series of quarter-second toots. The queens of Africanized bees produce more vigorous and frequent bouts of piping."
Bryan was able to get several good videos of her piping...listen careful, its quite impressive!!