- Jun 2, 2009
- Reaction score
- West Sussex /RH.
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
Not really my experience, certainly greater numbers increase the chances that a batch of grumpy workers might get laid ~ just because there is more of them.
I think people get too easily confused between aggressive colonies and defensive onesAnother myth that needs to be quashed, me thinks.
As they grow then the true colours of some colonies come to the afore but you can't tar all colonies likewise.
This does sound like a good idea, but I have heard concerns over these cloths spreading disease between hives. I guess you could say the same for a hive tool, but ....."try putting a cloth over the frames that you are not inspecting " -one of the best tips ive picked up here.calms them down .
That goes for all equipment really, Sometimes just using the crown board helps. Try a very fine water mist/spray.This does sound like a good idea, but I have heard concerns over these cloths spreading disease between hives. I guess you could say the same for a hive tool, but .....
Change the bee breed. It cannot be so that productive colonies are angry and professinals are in trouble in nursing their big hives.