Re: I need to make decisions fast.
Visitation, or lack thereof, has nothing to do w/ aggression. If it did, I would find all of my colonies so aggressive in behavior as to be unworkable. During certain times of the year I will go a cpl months w/out seeing my hives, or more to your point, them seeing me.
Originally Posted by Gypsi
As to Kazzandra and her bees being used to her because she feeds them regularly, when you feed your bees, they don't see you, do they? Are some bees coming out and observing you applying their feed? I thought you fed at night.
Also, if one is feeding enuf so that their bees do recognize them, I would suggest that you are overfeeding. But that is another Topic.
A colony can be trained to do certain things. I don't believe that a colony can be trained to be nice to one person and not to another. There is something about the way your friend is mishandling the bees which make her such a target.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet