Re: I wish someone could define "aggressive bees"
Thanks, you've addressed my concerns. I'm also in a suburban environment with three young children who invite their friends over a lot. My property is about an acre wide, with the bees at one end and the kids' playstuff on the other end, so they are separated by a good deal of space. But I was concerned that bees were chasing us when we were not even touching the hive. We were at least 15 feet or more away. If they were upset due to sloppy handling, that would be one thing. However, they were chasing for no apparent reason. Notice that I do not say, "for no reason" because I'm sure that in their minds they had good cause. So I was trying to decide why. I was trying to figure out if the move had made them grumpy and defensive or if I was going to end up with aggressive bees. From your answer and others, I would say that it was the move that's put them off. If it was a hive trait, it sounds like there would have been greater numbers of really pissy bees. So I feel more relaxed about that. Thanks so much.
Originally Posted by cerezha