I live out of Houston and we do have AHBs around. There are a lot of feral bees around me when I clean up looking at the different sizes and coloration.
My bees seem to go hot and cold and wondered if the queen breeds with 20-30 drones how is their sperm stored?
When the queen fertilizes an egg which drone deposit is used or all the sperm all mixed up with random selection?
if she uses that particular area where you get a lot of the same drone's donation effecting the hives attitude?
Would this cause months where you get bees that go really mean then when she moves to another drone's sperm you get gentle bees for a while?
I have had some odd times this year with my bees not just being pissed one day but come out stinging after you smoke and crack the top for a month or two and have to double dress to work the bees. Is it the queen and a superseder or a bad Dad?