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  1. #1
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    Default Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    I have noticed, this sound coming from two of my hives lately. At first I figured since I had put entrance reducers on it may have had something to do with the bees passing each other maybe their wings thrashing against things. I know there is a logical answer to this snapping quandry. What could it BEE ?
    What we have here, is a failure to communicate !

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    Probably that mouse trying to get out of there!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    Not a mouse ! If they are still making that noise tomorrow and If I can get my video camera close enough to record it I'll try.
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 10-24-2012 at 05:36 PM. Reason: UNQuote
    What we have here, is a failure to communicate !

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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    Maybe it is those sneaky little Kellogg's Elves gathering honey for some cereal.

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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    It's your smoker that you some how left in the hive. Not good!

    One of my hives made some crackle sound too during 1 of my inspections, it started as soon as I put the outer cover on and I thought oh no, did I some how just set fire to my own hives?!! It went away. juzzerbee
    Last edited by Barry; 10-24-2012 at 06:06 PM. Reason: language

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    I hope it is OK to post a vid here....... Here is the noise, Listen.

    http://youtu.be/LtethBlCYAc
    What we have here, is a failure to communicate !

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    Newb here...
    But I have heard that in my own hive.
    I tend to think it might be the sound of them licking, cleaning, and propolising the interior of the hive.
    Thousands of them doing it, all at the same time.

    I dunno, but that's my theory.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    It is the sound of SHB bouncing off of the bottom boards and walls when the girls give them the boot.

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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    I would hope so.
    What we have here, is a failure to communicate !

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    i have associated that noise with the working of wax. maybe they are capping some honey.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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