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No issues with mating marked virgins. I started doing it after watching one of Richard Noel's videos. They are docile and easy to mark in comfort at my desk without interference from other bees. When I start to do II this year I'll be clipping them as well.
Clipping virgins? That will be interesting!

Dani beat me to it!
 

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I'd be a bit worried that bees from a hive you are not inspecting were behaving like that ? Are you sure they were from another hive - had you recently had the adjacent hive open for some reason ? If not I'd be assessing that colony for agressive traits with a view to changing the queen. What's the history of the queen in that colony - indeed - is there a queen in the colony ?
I was looking at the colony opposite minutes before eggs and queen present third inspection now out of 5 (vail bouncers) these were overwintered nucs.
New Queen I think.
I only have a white pen for this season Paul I have to remark some already.
I will assec them again in a weeks time.
 

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Seems not to be a problem then ? Do you get any that don't mate or return from their mating flightS ?
No.. they all mated successfully (not many swallows/swifts round us)
 

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😂😂😂 of course. Silly me
Mind in other things that somebody will pick up sooner or later
I did exactly the same Dani. Not used to this new fangled II stuff 🤣
 

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So, what is wrong in the video?
 

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I was getting vail bouncers from the neighbouring hive.
I should have read your post#6
Doh!
It seems several folks are experiencing bees that are a little feisty at the moment. I am too😩
 

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I should have read your post#6
Doh!
It seems several folks are experiencing bees that are a little feisty at the moment. I am too😩
One colony out of 14 so far at these sites.
Towards the end of the month its getting better, I hope! Local forage is key in these conditions imo.
 

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I was getting vail bouncers from the neighbouring hive.
It might be a silly question, but how can you be sure that the pingers were from a neighbouring hive and not the one you had apart. Did they have labels?
 

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