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Re: Bee Saga


Wonder if there was a way to have taken a sample to see if the hive had
African mix? Or was African?


> [Original Message]
> From: Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/10/2006 1:09:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bee Saga
>
> Jim, if the bee rescue people didn't do so, I'd suggest you spray the
trunk 
> with something to kill the queen bee pheromones. Otherwise it's like the
old 
> hobo signs on the fence welcoming the next swarm. DH (beekeeper) thinks 
> bleach & water would work. I think maybe some odor neutralizer.
> Too bad the local beekeepers didn't want them. However, if that queen had 
> african bee genes, the next generation could be very agressive, from what 
> I've read.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 8:17 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bee Saga
>
>
> > They were in for the long haul, Donna. When Bee Rescue vacuumed them
up, 
> > it uncovered the beginnings of honey combs.
> >
> > On Jun 9, 2006, at 11:11 AM, Donna wrote:
> >
> >> When did they arrive again Jim? they normally leave
> >> 24-48 hours after they arrive...well around here
> >> anyways from what I remember. Don't have that
> >> happening currently, but my last house they arrived
> >> yearly.
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
> >> --- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>> So it turns out that beekeepers here don't take wild
> >>> swarms any more
> >>> because the Africanized killers are  here. I've
> >>> tried to tell them that
> >>> this swarm is not hostile--I've been within 2 feet
> >>> of it a couple of
> >>> times--but it cuts no ice. So I called "bee rescue"
> >>> this morning and
> >>> they will be out this afternoon; $150.00!
> >>>
> >>> Island Jim
> >>> Southwest Florida
> >>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >>> Hardiness Zone 10
> >>> Heat Zone 10
> >>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>>
> >>>
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> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
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> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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