Re: I wish someone could define "aggressive bees"
Agressive is subjective. So you can never really get around that. I have seen one test for aggresivnes that actualy measures a colonies response to a stimulus. still there is opinion involved so yo are nto free of the subjective element. but it is a meter.
I cannot find the place I saw it but basically they waved a black net near the target hive and then counted how many guard bees ended up in the net. There is more to it than that simple explanation. but they had a set number of bees captured that then eliminated that colony as a prospective breeding colony.
I have also seen another unit of measure that says bees head bumping are a level 1 a single singe is a level 2 and two or more stings are a level 3. level 3 in intolerable. Number of responses are counted during a routine inspection. I don't agree with either method myself. antagonize bees and then not tolerate there defensive response. Don't want to get stung keep moths.
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