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Offline SAbee

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Newbie from South Africa
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:06:24 AM »
Hi! /wave

I am very excited to be here and i'm finding all the informative topics extremely helpful!

I heard African Bees are pretty aggressive so i'm nervous to say the least, but eager as ever!

Looks like there are a lot of great people here  :-D

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Re: Newbie from South Africa
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 08:35:12 AM »
Welcome to the forum, SAbee.




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Re: Newbie from South Africa
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 09:45:54 AM »
Welcome SAbee, glad you found us. :bee:

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Re: Newbie from South Africa
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 11:23:26 AM »
Glad you found us!

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Re: Newbie from South Africa
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 01:27:05 PM »
How far south are you? I have seen documentaries about the bees from the cape area, Apis Mellifera Capensis, that are totally different and become parasites to Apis Mellifera scutellata (african) bees.
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Re: Newbie from South Africa
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 04:54:53 PM »
Have you gotten your bees yet?   And welcome to the forum.

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Re: Newbie from South Africa
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 03:45:11 AM »
Jim i'm Coastal - Kwazulu Natal. I read up on what you said, Check this: "The Cape Bees are also invasive bees which roam and invade the more prolific and productive Scutellata hives where they take over and eventually destroy the Scutellata swarm." - (Tried to provide link but i cant yet).

A lot of information i find says Africanized bee's are very aggressive. So AllenF I'll definitely be doing all the research and possibly some removals first to get used to their behavior.

I'm in no rush too as i am studying full time and working on the side. I will be sure to update you guys on my progress once it starts to come together  :-D

Thanks for the Warm welcome everyone!

 

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