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requeen aggressive hive

  1. Bee Forum
    I pulled 8 deep frames from my Italian hive last Friday and capped and strained on Saturday. Was quite happy with myself yielding 2.5 gallons. I didn't take all the honey; they probably had 4 to 5 frames in the upper deep being worked on. To remove the bees from the frames I just brushed them...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I am currently cultivating a feral bee hive, and I'm not entirely sure about their degree of Africanization, but I'd still really like to replace the queen with a mated Italian or maybe a Carniolan Queen. Being a feral hive, I have nothing marked and no way to do so, so that makes it especially...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I have an aggressive hive that I would like to requeen with the queen from a nuc in my yard. After I off the old queen, I was thinking of adding the frames from the nuc (with the new queen) into the top deep of the hive and separating the deep from the rest of the hive with newspaper. Will...
  7. Welcome Forum
    What an amazing resource this is! I'm a local club member, and Bee College grad, but what I see here is THE BEST! Problem: 1 hive is so hot I can't even check it. I've been stung twice-seperate occasions- through the suit. Other 2 hives are quite docile. I think I need to re-queen, but...
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