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barry42001
May 30th 2009, 07:26 AM
I was thinking, while I understand that africanized bees are comming and for good, if I dedicate 2 or 3 frames of drone brood to flood the area with " friendly " drones to provide a better advantage to attempt to mate the queens with gentler strains of bees. Think that may work to offset the approaching AHB.
Barry

PCM_old
May 30th 2009, 02:27 PM
I have been hitting the books { personaly think more people should do it }

It appears that the Africanized Bees fly faster then the European Bees, thus the African Queen generaly out flies our Drone bees and of course the African Drones, are firistist with the mostest, this means he's ahead of our Drones for both European bees and Africanized Queens.

So they say if you saturate the area with European bees it will of course help,
too a degree.

Understand this was tried in Southern Texas, and Arizona with not very good results.

PCM

barry42001
May 31st 2009, 04:15 AM
Yeah, did infact read that africanized drones are more the athlete then our lazier drones, but with that said can it be bad to have potential dating pool for our queens--we know that drones congegate in certian areas, and that queens seek out those area--what I don't know is do africanized drones go to these same areas, if so then of course they would appear to have the upper hand again.