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Greetings bee enthusiasts, my name is Drake or more commonly known as ddarkus in the video game worlds i mostly sink my time into. However one of my friends spiked my interest into perhaps doing something else and after a encounter with a bee i found them interesting and wanted to learn more about them before i decide if i want to start beekeeping. :) Though if you live in Melbourne Florida and wouldn't mind showing someone around your hives and perhaps showing them thee ropes, Id greatly appreciate that.
 

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i will say i have never researched something for so long. Though from the reading i am doing right now ...i may have developed a ignorant fear.
When repleacing the queen wouldnt the hive attack to protect that queen? or ... kill the new queen?
 

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Welcome to BeeSource! Hope you have a great season with your bees.
 

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Welcome Drake! You should contact the bee clubs. There are at least two near you.
Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association
The Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association meeting is Thursday at 7:00. We will meet in the Azalea Room of the Extension Offices, 6021 S. Conway Road.
http://orangeblossombeekeepers.org/
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Kissimmee Valley Beekeepers Association (KVBA)
Third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM at the Osceola County Extension Office, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee FL, 34744-6107
 

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Welcome, they are not overly protective of the queen, more the honey, during the nector flow you can do just about anything to the hive and they don't mind. during a darth ( no nector ) they can be very defensive. you can typically pick the queen right off the frame and they dont get worked up.
 
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