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Offline Wits End

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Scrubbing Bees
« on: May 28, 2011, 09:26:24 PM »
Has anyone ever figured out what this behavior is for? I have had Bees for a few years and this year is the first that I have seen it in my bees. This is also the first time I have left entrances reduced.

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I hope this worked right
« Last Edit: May 28, 2011, 10:09:34 PM by Wits End »
Jeff and Kellie Houston
Wits End Blueberry and Bee Farm
Greenwood Mississippi

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Re: Scrubbing Bees
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 09:32:38 PM »
it is called washboarding  .it has nothing to do with the entrance reduced.my bees do it to all of my hives and none of them has reduced entrances.i got to say ,it cool when they do it.    ...schawee
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Re: Scrubbing Bees
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 09:34:37 PM »
the video did not work  :(

Sounds like wash boarding to me
see my swarms and cut outs at

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: Scrubbing Bees
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 10:10:23 PM »
Fixed it! Should have read beemasters tutorial first!
Jeff and Kellie Houston
Wits End Blueberry and Bee Farm
Greenwood Mississippi

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Re: Scrubbing Bees
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2011, 10:17:27 PM »
I've read about it before but no one seems to know the purpose. All 9 of my hives do it every evening. We just chalk it up to evening line dancing.
Jeff and Kellie Houston
Wits End Blueberry and Bee Farm
Greenwood Mississippi

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Re: Scrubbing Bees
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2011, 11:12:30 PM »
line dancing  :lau: :lau: I like it.
see my swarms and cut outs at

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

Offline Sparky

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Re: Scrubbing Bees
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2011, 11:34:27 PM »
I think it is the bad girl, group. They have been ordered to go out and clean the deck.  :evil:

 

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