Re: Aggressive Bees
Could my hives have been re-queened with a more aggressive type of bee?
Yes, sometimes a mutt queen will have more aggressive workers depending on what drone is in your area.
The mixed genetic of the Carnis and Italian will create more aggressive workers too.
Should I re-queen?
Yes, if you suspect that your bees are the aggressive type.
Is it too late for that this year?
No, it is never too late to requeen if they are willing to accept her.
I will not tolerate a slight aggression by them after my first year. The Cordovan workers are much more gentle than the
regular Italians. Now I'm replacing all my hives with the Cordovan queens. Nice color and less aggressive too.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?