- Aug 5, 2009
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- Near Andover Hampshire
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There is lots of sound advice here. I too have had a colony turn nasty due to being queenless. They got me 3 times on the head and twice on the leg last week. So I have adopted a full body armour approach which allows me to get in and see what their issue is. Two of everything ...hats, gloves, jackets, trousers, etc.
Once back in command we found they had killed the queen we introduced from a small colony so we have now put in a frame with eggs from our docile colony and managed the queen cells to hopefully hatch a docile girl. Don't wish to buy a queen in but are hopeful of a docile lady in a week or so time. In the donor colony our 2nd gen queen was docile so we hope the third is the same.
They have space to work with and we have warned the farmer that they may be a little tempermental for a week. Since they created queen cells they seem to have calmed a little but until we can see the whites of their eyes...body armour.
I dunno, these people with vicious bees
How did you get on with the swarm? Did they stay?