Originally Posted by HopCar
Kenomac, one of my hives has become Africanized. Did you re-queen yours or did your queen just quit laying mean eggs eventually?
Sorry for the thread drift. Just call a bee keeper, he'd love to come catch those bees.
That's about a hundred dollars worth of bees there. There is probably a bee keeping club in your area. A google
search will find them. Do it quick. They might decide to move into the boom. That is much more of a problem.
Please don't kill them.
It was eleven years ago. At the time we had twelve hives in our yard and ten elsewhere, all the hives in the yard had become Africanized probably because I requeened them from the same apiary, it was early on when it was first becoming a problem. We got over seven hundred pounds of honey from those hives that year, probably because the bees were raiding every hive in the area; but because they were Africanized and we live in New England
, they all died midway through the winter. Disease or just because they were Africanized, don't know why.
Sorry I can't bee of more help.