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.


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.


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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