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I have a colony which became very aggressive at the end of last season. I know I need to requeen but it is literally too aggressive to stay around. It is a good honey producer and is not an immediate danger to the public (the hive is 500m away from the nearest house). I dont really want to distroy it (but will if needs be). Can anyone help please?
 

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With my super-aggressive AHB hives, they get meaner as the hive gets bigger...splitting it down to where there are 2-4 weak hives makes them FAR more manageable; at least for long enough to find and replace the queen :D
 

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Place a queen excluder between each box, wait a week and then look through each box. Which ever box has eggs has the queen in it. Search and destroy.
 

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You could try walking away with a box. Wait until mid morning when most workers are out, then walk far away with one box. When you're done, leave it in that location, then go get another box and walk anothe 20 meters in a different direction. That can be helpful.
 
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