as dyslexik as I'm daft
- Near to Cross Hands Llanelli SouthWales GB
There was a beekeeper close to us & my wife went over to help & learn about them. The guy got a new lot of bees & they went mad they were so aggressive they chased people down the road, including me. In the end he had to get a professional beekeeper in to try to do something with them, he moved them into a field location hoping they would calm down, but he ended up killing them all. The professional guy said he’d never seen anything like them, you couldn’t get near the hive, they would have ended up on mass & killing someone
Sounds like they were queenless , the hive or nest goes crazy without the influence of a queen … the quick way sort it is to take a brood frame with new eggs from a good hive & introduce it to the middle of th brood box in the queenless hive . They soon start to draw out queen cells and produce a viable queen . Another way is to hang a ripe queen cell off a brood frame in th middle of the brood box close to the bottom of the frame & let the bees sort themselves out .
A mild dose of some pesticides turns even a queenright colony crazy , so be careful where you site your hives