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    Default smelly bees

    Hi,

    how long can be bees from the same hive bee separated and then brought back together without fighting each other?

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    Default Re: smelly bees

    With a little smoke I've gone a couple of weeks...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: smelly bees

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    With a little smoke I've gone a couple of weeks...
    That's the answer I hoped for, thanks Michael.

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    Default Re: smelly bees

    You can also use a light mist of HBH and sugar water. It makes everyone smell the same. It definitely works on queens that are being balled. Spray the whole hive including the queen and she will walk around as if nothing happened and nobody will bother her.
    "You have to put down the ducky if you wanna play the Saxophone!" Mr .Hoot

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