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Author Topic: Temperment Change After Packages Start Hatching Brood?  (Read 345 times)
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« on: May 14, 2013, 12:27:34 AM »

Seeing as the package bees are usually a mix and not related to the queen, I'm just curious if people have observed temperment changes to their colonies 4-6 weeks after a package install when the queen's progeny start hatching out. My girls are extremely gentle and docile now, and I really hope they stay that way--though I know they can have bad days too......


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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 01:19:14 AM »

NP...All new packages are "gentile"....The more the bees have to defend, the more (seemingly) aggressive they will get.  I am not saying they will be aggressive...I am just saying, going into a hive of 12,000 is a LOT different than going into a hive of 60,000, or more!!!  Don't nix your queen....just listen to the bees.  (and don't think you need to be a "hero"....outfit yourself accordingly!) 
Michael Bush
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 08:05:19 AM »

Certainly the genetics of a package change over time as the new bees from the queen emerge, but most changes are do to having more bees to defend the hive...

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