“Africanized” vs gentle bees



Gentle bees: are they a problem?

I hear people say “my bees are not mean, why should I worry about them?” two reason come to mind. First, bees replace their queen every 1 to 2 years and the queen in your hive may be any age. When a new queen breeds, the male drone can be “Africanized” and the hive can become more aggressive. As the temperatures rise, so do bees tempers. Also hive beetles can get in the hive and cause more problems

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