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  1. Bee Forum
    Help! A couple of years ago, our hives were attacked by some other hive from down the valley (we never could find out where, it's very mountainous and tree'd here). We tried all the tricks: bee doors and sheets (wet and dry), putting stuff in the doorway, closing the hive for a few days, etc...
  2. Commercial Beekeeping
    There are plenty of barriers to entry whether you are talking about the business side of things or the down in the trenches fieldwork. From new diseases, new pesticides, a hostile environment, etc. Beekeeping is not for the faint of heart. whoops url comming soon :P
  3. Welcome Forum
    I’m a newbie beekeeper. I’m having a serious problem with aggressive bees. I have onetop bar hive that I started in April of this year. The first few weeks were fine and the bees were very relaxed. Two weeks ago, I went out to feed them as usual and check to see if there was any new wax on some...
  4. Bee Forum
    So look, I know this is going to sound crazy. I feel stupid even asking it... I've been a beekeeper for about 6 years now, keeping somewhere between 2 and 8 hives. I'm in Powder Springs, Ga (west of Atlanta). For some reason, this year (ever since the spring) I've had aggressive bees, 50 to 100...
  5. Bee Forum
    This particular hive was swarm arrived Easter morning. Always tried to go in at the top of the trap, so I assume feral. Any smoke on their hive makes them come boiling out aggressive. They are not aggressive at other times - just when the smoke is around them. Not my other swarm or other 2...
  6. Bee Forum
    Do you think through selective breeding you could maintain a gentle population of honey bees in an area that has Africanized bee?
  7. Bee Forum
    So this is my first year beekeeping. I had problems with obtaining my nuc as planned due to the nuc coming in late when I was not going to be in town. I therefore ended up with a full deep body hive from a couple who was going out of the business. I had no problems getting the hive established...
  8. Bee Forum
    I've been keeping bees about 5 years with varied success. This past year the bees have seemed more aggressive than in the past. 5 times this spring bees have gotten in mine or a childs hair and stung us on the head. They seem to chase us if we get near the hive but that might just be them...
  9. Bee Forum
    I installed a package Sat. evening of very aggressive bees on fully drawn comb with plenty of capped honey & a lot of pollen. The feeder can was empty and they had built a small amount of comb around the queen cage. Since they were so hot I just hung her in the middle and did not release her...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    While attending an educational day at an apiary yesterday, I noticed that most bees seem to offer no more attention to me than they did to my fellow beekeepers. However, there are always three or four bees who seem to attack my face with a serious attitude. I haven't encountered any stings on...
  11. Bee Forum
    Hello, I have 2 beehives in my friends backyard. We've recently noticed that the bees have been more aggressive then usual. This is the only apiary I have to wear gloves at and the bees have been very defensive, they buzz at people that come within 15 feet of the hives. An option is the...
  12. Bee Forum
    I'm a second-year beekeeper in Central Texas. It's been really warm this fall with temps in the 80s, although there's not much in the way of nectar right now. Today (Tuesday 12/4/12) I went to harvest some honey. The honey that I had separated from the main hive with the bee escape was gone...
  13. 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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