Double Trouble

These bees were occupying space in 2 irrigation control valve boxes.

Lawn maintenance crews would not go near the boxes with bees, so I was called in to perform the honeybee removals.

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Each hive was very small, and had queens that looked to be well mated (from the eggs and larvae pattern in the comb).  There were also quite a few drones.   Unfortunately, this is a group of SEVERAL characteristics of the more aggressively defensive Africanized hybrid bees.  Smaller hive clusters, lots of drones, prone to swarm and abscond/leave on an instant’s notice.

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One hive had comb that had gotten wet – so had mold/mildew growing on the comb.  The other was healthy looking comb.

 

 

 

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