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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I monitor varroa using a bottom board count. Last season i treated with Formic Acid when numbers started to climb in August. I harvested some honey in June and the bees seemed more easily riled than before and I did not check for varroa this year until early September due to being away. I...
  2. Bee Forum
    I live in central Florida and am a new beekeeper. I requeened my mean hive 6 months ago. They were Russians - not sure if 100% though, since I heard after I bought my nuke that the seller has mean bees and I suspect his are partly AHB. Although, I have heard that Russians are more likely to be...
  3. Bee Forum
    This is a video I recorded with Fernando from the National University of Costa Rica: For those that have AHB, how much does this match your experience?
  4. Bee Forum
    Ok, first time poster here. I grew up with my dad getting bees out of houses and trees all over east Texas. Having fresh honey around was a common thing around our house. I've been wanting to get my own hives going but no longer live in East Tx and am not real familiar with the area where I...
  5. Bee Forum
    Do you think through selective breeding you could maintain a gentle population of honey bees in an area that has Africanized bee?
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, I am researching how to keep bees in Arizona (Phoenix area) and need a few questions answered before I start: 1) Hive Configuration - I am considering using only medium hive bodies and suppers as this would standardize my equipment and make frame exchanges easier between boxes. Is there...
  7. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Today is 11 days since I put the Italian Queens I ordered from R Weaver into the hives after my very bad incident with defensive bees. I think I went overboard, though - really only the colony that requeened recently is aggressive, the others were normal, and they had been thriving and I was so...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Earlier this year I found one of my hives to be queenless, and I moved a frame of new brood into the hive in hopes that they would raise their own queen. They did, and she was making lots of brood. This hive had been grumpy during its queenless episode, but OK. We are now over the big Tallow...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    One of my hives had become queenless; I put in a frame of young larvae and eggs and they raised their own queen from that frame. Unfortunately, they became much more defensive - a real change in behavior. I figure the virgin queen mated with drones with Africanized genes. I ordered a mated...
  10. Bee Forum
    Guys and Gals I have some questions. Firstly let me say that my two first hives are ROCKING! Both hives (langstroth)have 4 boxes on so far, I just ordered more. They seem to be doing great and I'm already seeing some honey in the top. So here are my questions. 1. How should I arrange the boxes...
  11. Bee Forum
    Workshop held to prepare locals for Africanized bees Difference in European (regular) honey bees and the Africanized version: -- Response to disturbance: European bees may send out 10-20 guard bees in response to a disturbance within about 20 feet of the hive. Africanized bees may send several...
  12. Bee Forum
    Production of the First Effective Hyperimmune Equine Serum Antivenom against Africanized Bees Victims of massive bee attacks become extremely ill, presenting symptoms ranging from dizziness and headache to acute renal failure and multiple organ failure that can lead to death. Previous attempts...
  13. Diseases and Pests
    Microbial Gut Diversity of Africanized and European Honey Bee Larval Instars The first step in understanding gut microbial ecology is determining the presence and potential niche breadth of associated microbes. While the core gut bacteria of adult honey bees is becoming increasingly apparent...
  14. Bee Forum
    Hey there my so-much-more-knowledgeable-than-I friends. I have been charged with writing an article on decriminalizing AHBs. I've tried searching for Africanized or AHB on this forum, but there is so much information and I am having a hard time finding what I need. I am looking for is the...
  15. Beekeeping 101
    I've got a hot hive in a hot state. I'm mega paranoid because the girls love to cover every square inch of me they can, so I suit up, sometimes with triple layers (suit counts as one). Is this necessary? I feel that once I'm stung once, I'm vulnerable and prone to get stung many more, and trust...
  16. Bee Forum
    I was working in my hive recently and I was able to confirm that they are in fact, Africanized after I got them from a rescue/removal service. In all fairness I did have to go into the hive three times with about two hour periods in between each visit. With each visit I got a noticeably greater...
  17. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hello, this is my first post and I'm an inexperienced beekeeper. About a month ago, I came across a massive bee swarm and safely transferred it into a hive. Pictures below. However I didn't ask myself what kind of honey bee I was dealing with, until now. These seem to be much more aggressive...
  18. Everything Honey
    I was told about "Africanized Honey," NOT honey from Africa . I am very new to the world of honey and could use some wise counsel. I am helping a family-member on the East Coast. At their association meeting, a potential customer inquired about what he thought was called "Africanized...
  19. Bee Forum
    Yesterday I helped a local bee keeper from Tucson with a cut-out. As part of the process we cut the brood out and attached it to frames and placed it in 10 frame hive boxes. We ended up with 2 nearly full boxes of brood, and them some stores to help drive them into the box. I filled in the...
  20. Bee Forum
    I'm trying to help someone who has had bees in an owl box for some months. The original intention was to out them in a hive so he can keep them. Unfortunately when we approached them to start the removal they got very aggressive even before we touched the box, and have remained a problem since...
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