- Jun 9, 2009
- Reaction score
- Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
Being a beginner I've no idea what behaviour is acceptable and when a hive should be re-queened. I have handled a few colonys over the past 10 years or so but never had as much hands on as this year. I have been helping out at the Associations apiary and noticed 1 particular colony was extremely quiet. They are a very light coloured bee and stand still on the comb during inspections. The colony I have is totally different they seem to flood up over the top bars and need smoking after each frame has been examined. At the last 2 inspections they have followed me to the point yesterday when they came across 2 roads and followed me to the bus stop. So what would experienced Beek's class as a good bee and what is unacceptable?