Thanks!I'm trying this out aswell Started yesterday. Now i've got lots of common drones and a few cultivated apiary's. Getting Noble and Diligent now Gives minecraft a goal, really nice!!
It's fine to change to easy.I just started on this map, I wanted to learn the bees. I had a strange thing happen though. I put in a meadows queen into my starter apiary, and when it died... it was marshy. So very very strange.
I'm using the Ultimate v 1.1.2.
Edit: Is it considered cheating to switch to easy briefly to get bones from skeletons?