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  1. #1
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    Default PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    This must be bees not of the hive? What do I do?

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    Default Re: PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    I have nucs, but should I even try to keep these bees or just get them in the nuc, and remove them to a different location? Should I just move the logs away?

    Could the intense hum also be that they know an enemy bee hive is near? When I did look at the bees yesterday and work with them, I got the feeling there may have been an attack going on, but not sure...

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    Default Re: PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    My second hive had probably 15+ dead bees at it's entrance. It looks like it had to stand up to attack too.

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    Default Re: PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    i've seen reports that AHB's will try to take over existing colonies. it would seem a nuc would be an ideal target.
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    Default Re: PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    Okay, they were not taking over a nuc, but a strong hive. They did seem more prone to land on me, but no more than any bee if they were being shoved around like I was doing with them. So, you think I might need to be concerned that it's AHB's (I'm assuming you mean Africanized)?

    Can someone tell me the signs of AHB's? So far, in my area, they seem to be greyer in color, short abdomens with long wings, and they fly very fast! Also, they would go after you in large amounts when angered right?

    -Lori

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    Default Re: PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    Obviously, I came to work on my hive just at the time of the invasion. Also, the swarm did not win out. When I push these bees around, they just stick their rears in the air. Is this normal?

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    Default Re: PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRatLover View Post
    <snip>... Can someone tell me the signs of AHB's? So far, in my area, they seem to be greyer in color, short abdomens with long wings, and they fly very fast! Also, they would go after you in large amounts when angered right? -Lori
    We don't have AHB (Africanized Honey Bees) where I am but from everything I have read, there is no way to tell by simply looking at them. Only a genetic test will determine if they are AHB. They look the same as EHB's. -js

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    Default Re: PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    Put the swarm in a nuc and see what happens.

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    Default Re: PUT LOG with SWARM near entrance, bees began stinging one bee!

    The swarm left.

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