OK,, that was just crazy

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zookeep, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    well, today I figured I would start my queen clipping with the hive at my house, its L1 from the longboat key cutout, so I opened it up and started pulling frames to find her, 3rd frame I pulled and the queen just jumps off it right at me, sticks right to the screen in front of my face, she is buzzing away and wanting a piece of me :lol: then she just flew and sat on the inner cover I had on the ground right next to me, then right into the queen clip she went, then into my house and into a big plastic bag with my hands in it for the clipping (taking no chances) and back to the hive she went, what a crazy afternoon :dontknow:
     
  2. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    the queen actually tried to sting you through the veil???? or merely landed there--still quite unusual behavior--not a running queen ( flying is a quite unusual )
     

  3. Zookeep

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    she just flew to the veil and circled 2 or 3 times on it right in front of my eyes just like a guard bee and then walked to the side of the veil and flew down to the inner cover buzzing the hole time.
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Our state apiarist told us that if the queen does fly out not to panic and be still, she will orient to you and usually come back home.