It is a custom among some beekeepers to name their Queen Bees. For instance, I named the Queen of my English Buckfast bees Elizabeth. Rather unimaginative, I admit.
So what to name my Italian Queen? I wanted to name her after a historical figure, so I went to that eminent source, Wikipedia.
There were some Italian Queen names I could rule out right away. My Queen bee doesn’t look much like a Queen Audofleda of the Salian Franks, and she doesn’t resemble in the slightest a Queen Mathesuentha of the Visigoths.
However, she does look a lot like a Queen Rosamund.
And a Queen Isabella.
And a Queen Beatrice.
I’ll be naming her later today or tomorrow. If you have a favorite name, let me know!