- Jul 23, 2009
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Clipping virgins? That will be interesting!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.
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.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 ?
One colony out of 14 so far at these sites.I should have read your post#6
It seems several folks are experiencing bees that are a little feisty at the moment. I am too