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I have had some bees from B. Weaver that went psycho on me. Totally unmanageable. I did not have any genetic testing done. I just requeened them all. All of them swarmed in August in a drought and all went psycho at the same time immediately afterwards.
I have experienced similar issues with B Weaver bees. Another issue I had was 1 day after I released the queen of one of the packages, they absconded. A sign of Apis Melliferra Scutellata
Tends to swarm more frequently.
Is more likely to migrate as part of a seasonal response to lowered food supply.
Is more likely to "abscond"â€”the entire colony leaves the hive and relocatesâ€”in response to repeated intrusions by the beekeeper.
Has greater defensiveness when in a resting swarm.
Lives more often in ground cavities than the European types.
Guards the hive aggressively, with a larger alarm zone around the hive.
Has a higher proportion of "guard" bees within the hive.
Deploys in greater numbers for defense and pursues perceived threats over much longer distances from the hive.
Cannot survive extended periods of forage deprivation, preventing intrusion into areas with harsh winters or extremely dry late summers
The packages that hung around become untollerable by the end of the season. I busted them apart and turned them into NUCs with new queens.