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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Johnston, South Carolina, USA

    Default Erratic Bee Behavior... Problem Solved!

    I posted this last month:

    My mom's bees were attacking people several yards away from their hives, and when I went in to look at them they were overly aggressive. We knew they had been queenless but we had seen a mating flight go out from the hive. After that mating flight they started acting weird. We concluded that something happened to the queen on her mating flight, putting the hive in a "hopelessly queenless" state. We put in a frame of young brood, and they settled right down! We'll see what kind of queen we get, mom's tired of their aggression.

    Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary
    Aiken Beekeepers Association

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA


    A quick way to calm them down is to split them. Smaller hives are seldom as aggressive as larger hives.
    Michael Bush "Everything works if you let it." 40y 200h 37yTF


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