New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees
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    Default New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    Solomon Parker has uploaded to you-tube a 20 min (lots of meaningless filler) snip of insanely defensive bees in the Lusby apiary.
    The video is very sad, and very instructive at the same time.

    The last time these bees were a subject on the TF forum, Forum participants deKnow and Micheal Bush vociferously denied these Lusby-raised bees were AHB.

    I demure, but the parentage looks pretty obvious to me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEp9YqUE7kA

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    Can I borrow the duct tape please! Says it all.
    It is not true that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
    They can learn them, they just can't do them.

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    I have no say as to if Lusby's bees were africanized or not, but I believe those are. Question is, how long has it been since those were managed? Entirely possible no trace of the original beelines exist there still.
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    Working bees? Ummmm. Yaaaa. Throwing frames in a box willy nilly with no regard to housel positioning? Insane. Yes, I remember entering in a debate with Dean and Ramona about the lineage of these bees after viewing another video. Its not hard to see how fatalities happen when unsuspecting and unequipped people cross paths with this type of bee.
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    I have never seen africanized bees in their original habitats, but looking at the video I thought they would be much worse. I remember having "mellifera x ligustica x carnica whatsoever" crossings 40 years ago which were exactly as bad: Leather gloves were white from stings and you could not see through the veil because of bees trying to sting.

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    B.W.A.= bees with attitude!
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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    What the F was that
    Wow
    Who was screaming “put the frames in the box”?

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    Working bees? Ummmm. Yaaaa. Throwing frames in a box willy nilly with no regard to housel positioning? Insane. Yes, I remember entering in a debate with Dean and Ramona about the lineage of these bees after viewing another video. Its not hard to see how fatalities happen when unsuspecting and unequipped people cross paths with this type of bee.
    I remember the thread
    Hmmm, um, ya,
    The bees are alive, that’s a positive I guess.
    I would not have my kids in that yard.
    Who was on the camera ?

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    Quote Originally Posted by Juhani Lunden View Post
    I have never seen africanized bees in their original habitats, but looking at the video I thought they would be much worse. I remember having "mellifera x ligustica x carnica whatsoever" crossings 40 years ago which were exactly as bad: Leather gloves were white from stings and you could not see through the veil because of bees trying to sting.
    The commercial I helped when he came back from almonds and a cactus flow, his "mean" bees were every bit as bad as the second yard. The front of my pants were full of stingers, it looked like hair they were so thick.

    I had to skip through that video but one thing I noticed in the first yard was those were the cleanest bee suits I ever have seen lol

    Sol, get a tripod, learn to edit, and get a decent mic. I could hear the woman screaming in the background clearer than I could hear you the whole video lmao
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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    Vehicles everywhere, lotta people wandering around aimlessly, nobody doing any work.
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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    I noticed all the hives are on the ground. I didn't see any kind of enclosure. I know nothing about desert wildlife, but a setup like that around here would get harassed by varmints until the bees are all riled up.
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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    They would be brave varmints .
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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    OMFG

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    That video showed a mess from start to finish, bees, boxes, frames and people.
    It spoke a thousand words to me about our former moderator.
    Although 'work' and 'talk' are both 4 letter words, one clearly takes precedence with that group.

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    why in the world would you even have kids out in a yard like that?
    this is early in the year. imagine with a big population when pulling honey. does she even get honey? I hope she doesn't sell bees...

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    My wife just told me that we can't have those bees lol

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    Part 2;

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    My favorite part of this thread is the double equal signs in the title. I write software, i always use "==" in this context too, and most people i know do not understand why.

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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    I kinda like the older videos of Dee working the bees and throwing all the boxes and equipment around, kinda like King Kong of the desert.
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    Default Re: New Video of the Lusby apiary == insanely mad bees

    I kind of think Sol was seeing some humor in this as well. No one is even lighting a smoker? I'm a commercial guy and our bees DONT act at all like this. First and foremost its a safety issue, few people can keep them in an area as remote as this appears to be. I've dealt with them before and I'll get out of the business before I would place bees like this on any of our locations.
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