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Offline Donovan J

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Super Aggressive Hive (Update)
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2022, 08:24:17 pm »
I kinda love this hive. Went in today expecting the same as yesterday but it was way more tame. Only like 5-10 bees at my face. I used more smoke and made slower movements so that could've contributed too. The whole hive is filled with brood, pollen, and honey. Just absolutely solid brood frames. I can take a bit of aggression with production like that. They got a super because every frame is packed and bees are wall to wall in both brood boxes with tons of brood to hatch. Also about the queen cell, it wasn't one. I tore it open and it was empty. A good bee day today and I'm one happy beekeeper. No queens had to die
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Re: Super Aggressive Hive
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2022, 09:21:34 am »
A hive that is running out of room and is really strong sometimes gets pretty hard to get along with.  Sometimes more room will fix that.  Sometimes it won't calm down until they either swarm or you do a split.  Smaller colonies are always easier to get along with.
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Offline Jim 134

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Re: Super Aggressive Hive
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2022, 11:08:00 pm »
This is something I posted in 2017 .. I don't know if this is still true today or not... Yes it is possible to Google... This manual.... Have a great day

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Offline Donovan J

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Re: Super Aggressive Hive
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2022, 12:04:59 am »
A hive that is running out of room and is really strong sometimes gets pretty hard to get along with.  Sometimes more room will fix that.  Sometimes it won't calm down until they either swarm or you do a split.  Smaller colonies are always easier to get along with.
Yeah I just added a super so they have plenty of space. Just learned that my neighbor was attacked and bees are now hunting me and other family members down and attacking. I'm replacing the queen now. That crossed the line
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Re: Super Aggressive Hive
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2022, 06:31:55 am »
>Yeah I just added a super so they have plenty of space.

Maybe... but just adding a super is just some extra that is outside of the current colony.  Mixing those empty frames into the rest of the hive will do much more to actually relieve the congestion than just adding them to the top...
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Re: Super Aggressive Hive
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2022, 01:30:09 pm »
Donovan, I left you a message.  We are from the same neck of the woods  :grin:
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