Re: Dealing with AHB in Arizona?
If I were stuck in an area like that. I'd have several hives with over half of them setup with mostly drone comb. I'd flood the area with gentle drones.
Since drones hop hives. They will go mingle with the feral ones and likely mate with their queens when they requeen/swarm.
I think all the 'africanized' talk is likely more garbage than truth. They are just evil bees with weak queens.
The bees my grandaddy had when I was a kid were just as hot. They were black bees. You couldn't get within 30 yards with a tractor from them long or else you'd have them stinging you. This was behind the hives. Not in front.
I'm glad they are extinct.
Don't laugh it's paid for. -- Manure draws more flies than honey.