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lol death to the camera!, why keep African bees in Russia?
Ukraine, not Russia, in this video.

These are your good old AMM-style bees.
Per the video author - just some local, no-name mutts.

So yeah, speaking of AHB....
This is how your good old forgotten EHB may look like.
People don't really know what it can be.
The guys just keeps saying - "these are very hard working bees, but a bit hot".
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AAM? why do they all have their own hive stand?
AMM - quick beek lingo for Apis Mellifera mellifera (the Euro dark bee race aka German Black bee and the variants - known as a defensive bee).

Stands - just another way to skin the proverbial cat.

Really, this means that the owner had no disposable boards/blocks handy for the stands.
But there are plenty of cut tree limbs available laying around (can see in the video).
You cut them to about the same length, sharpen one end, hammer it into the dirt.
Do this x4 times and have yourself the "legs" to place your hive on the top.
Scrap cider trunks/limbs work really well for this method - don't rot too quickly.
 

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My yard looked like this the other day. I was brush hogging and decided to mow right up against the hives. The way the hill was I had to be careful backing the tractor up and Just barely caught the last hive on the stand with the front bucket. It lifted up, spun about 90 degrees and slammed back down on stand. At least it didn't fall over but they were very mad. I got my bee venom therapy stings in for the day and then some lol. It's hard to make a quick get away on a tractor in low gear on a hillside.
 

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.... It lifted up, spun about 90 degrees and slammed back down on stand. .....
Well, you asked for this one.
Hard to argue.
LOL

PS: nothing wrong with "abandoning ship";
can always pick it up later, your tractor will not go anywhere.
 
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