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Just sitting watching my hives that are 3 weeks old today. A worker was trying to what appeared to be stinging a drone on the back.Is this normal? Being a NEWBEE THOUGHT I WOULD ASK. Thank you in advance,Ken
 

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She probably just found out he'd been seen with another hive's queen.

But yeah, they'll sometimes get tired of the guys.
 

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Ken,

If there is a pollen deficit, bees will evict drones
from the colony. However, the weather has been
rather fine in our region and you should still be
in a nectar flow, perhaps locust finished, and
at the tail end of the tulip bloom. So harassing
of drones seems a bit odd, considering conditions.
And sometimes, the colony just needs to get rid
of some extra drones, having no room for them
inside, so this may be a possibility also.

I would be interested to hear if the hive has
put on some weight due to the locust / tulip
bloom. By now, a colony should be quite heavy
with stores in the brood chambers. If for some
reason, the bees have not been foraging
properly, it would show in low weight.

Joe
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/HistoricalHoneybeeArticles/
 

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Thank you for responding naturebee. Both hives have plenty of foraging going on. Lots of pollen being brought in.I hived them in 10 frame mediums. 7 frames drawn out added 2nd medium yesterday.Its been in the upper 80"s here all week. Still feeding syrup since hived 21 days ago.
 
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