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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I am working for a non profit in Puerto Rico that is funding bee research, education for children, and the building of new hives. We are curious if the domesticated AHB would survive outside of Puerto Rico. And if so in what states? Feedback, opinions, ideas are all welcome! Thank you, Devon
  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
    I was recently reading a post titled 'Africanized traits purposely imported into traditional lines ?'. After pondering the discussion, it got me really thinking about the pros and cons of keeping AHB's. Please read this entire post before responding: History: In 1957 the first AHB...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Well.. I got my first sting today right behind my ear in the hair line. 30days as a newbie beek. I have noticed that as my 2 hive grows, the bees seem to be more testy and will bump into my head to move away. 1-2 will now often follow me a good 100ft before finally clearing out. Since I'm new...
  6. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Range and Frequency of Africanized Honey Bees in California (USA) Africanized honey bees entered California in 1994 but few accounts of their northward expansion or their frequency relative to European honey bees have been published. We used mitochondrial markers and morphometric analyses to...
  7. 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...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    http://ucanr.org/repository/CAO/landingpage.cfm?article=ca.v052n02p9&fulltext=yes peer-reviewed research article Blessing or curse? Varroa mite impacts Africanized bee spread and beekeeping authors Robert E. Page, Department of Entomology publication information California Agriculture...
  9. Commercial Beekeeping
    There is a rumor going around that California will require beekeepers coming in to have Cordovan bees. Is there any truth or just a scare?
  10. Bee Forum
    Hello, I am relatively new to beekeeping although I had a hive a couple years ago which sort of relates to this thread. My hive I had a few years ago began as a wild but docile hive from a swarm that moved into my langstroth hive I had laying around in my backyard because I hadn't had the chance...
  11. 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...
  12. Bee Forum
    Greetings! I am getting ready to order packages so I can have my first hives in the spring. While discussing varietals and such with another beek, they advised against buying bees from apiaries where africanized honey bees have been documented, just in case you wind up with an africanized...
  13. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    I spent an hour this morning reading articles posted on Apitrack and I was wondering if any researchers or keepers of AHB are seeing Colony Collapse Disorder in AHB?
  14. Beekeeping 101
    Q AHB . . . A Farce??!! Jerry, I intend to throw a question at you on Africanized honey bees. First, do you live in the Africanized zone? Second, do you live with them all the time? I do and yes they are mean, but let’s get the swarm show put into the fire where it...
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