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queen killer

  1. Bee Forum
    What a day. Lost my smoker off the back of my truck and killed a queen at work. (Recently talked the boss into beekeeping) I was showing them the sugar roll technique for mite check. Put her in a clip and placed it on the top of the other hive in a Styrofoam bowl. Fast forward about one minute...
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    An experienced beek (aka my father-in-law) shared with me something I've never heard of or read about before. During a hive inspection, there is a chance that one or more "foreign" bees will attack and try to kill the resident queen so that they can weaken and rob that hive... Have any of you...