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« on: April 06, 2013, 09:21:45 PM »

Year # 2 beek. Two days ago I went into two of my hives, one had all drone brood, no eggs no pattern at all. The other hive had eight queen cells two empty. Both are very strong hives. I found the queen in the drone hive and removed her. This hive had swarmed five weeks ago, maybe she did not get bred good are not at all?
I put a frame with two queen cells in the drone brood hive, and made a split with two more queen cell, honey and some brood to open up the hive and hope it does not swarm. So I guess both are queenless.
I got stung walking by 10 ft away and again 60 ft away ran and had to get in my car to get away. Are they aggressive from them being queenless or are they still angry at me from two days ago? Is this normal? And will It go away?

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 09:35:52 PM »

i doubt they remember two days ago.  how many bees were chasing you 60 feet?
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 12:37:51 AM »

Queenless and strong =ornery

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 12:49:19 AM »

very ornery
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 06:59:49 AM »

i doubt they remember two days ago.  how many bees were chasing you 60 feet?

The first time I removed honey from my hives in my back yard, I used a brush to remove the bees from the frames. I probably was too rough because they were very up set and attacked anyone who walked in the back yard for a little over 2 weeks. Yes they remember. I now use bee quick or similar removal sprays. If you are rough with your bees they will retaliate.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 07:30:19 AM »

Framer- All I saw was one bee and she did not chase me 60 ft away that I know of, I had just walked by at was at the end of my garden and BAMB. She even tried to sting me again even though she had already left her stinger in my lip. Oh and by the way my lip got bigger than in the pic. I don't have real close neighbors 200 ft I sure hope they don't go over their with this attitude.

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 07:47:23 AM »

I'd also be looking for noghttime visitors.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2013, 09:41:19 AM »

Are they aggressive from them being queenless or are they still angry at me from two days ago? Is this normal? And will It go away?



Surely you have aggression genes in your yard. You have a good opportunity that genes inherit to young queens, via queen or via drones.
It is better to bye new laying queens to boath.

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2013, 09:56:11 AM »

queenless could be part of it but walking in the bee line if they're working can get you stung at any time.   they're coming in fast and fly into you.  this doesn't sound too aggressive now that i understand it better.  i've caught swarms that a few days later will chase and sting you for a couple hundred feet.  pretty sure they were africanized i just wanted to be sure that wasn't what you were describing.     
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2013, 01:43:35 PM »

Last year I had a hive with some queen cells they were aggressive.   But then Friday I was out mowing didn't get any closer that 25 ft from hives, one buzzed me at about 30ft, again at 50 ft, and got me at about 65 ft.  And they seem to love my right eye, got bees in fall of 11, and so far that makes about 5 or 6 stings on the right eye lid.  Yeap it is still swelled some.  Dang I love beek.



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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2013, 01:56:16 PM »

Last year I had a hive with some queen cells they were aggressive.   But then Friday I was out mowing didn't get any closer that 25 ft from hives, one buzzed me at about 30ft, again at 50 ft, and got me at about 65 ft. 
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If you report that in yards, it is not so bad.
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