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Post by GB on 26th September 2011, 3:02 pm

In our back yard we have two bee hives. Lovely calm bees, no veil or gloves required to work them, they are that calm, just a puff or two of smoke does the job.

BUT!

I am now being buzzed aggressively by bees in the back yard. Thankfully only one at a time but very very in your face bzzzzzz bzzzzzzz bzzzzzzz dive bombing bee Evil or Very Mad

It is happening by the little wildlife pond where the bees drink and at the right side of the yard, by the sheds. I have stood and listened and watched the sheds but no bees coming or going from them so the hive has to be somewhere else. Its only started happening in the last three or so weeks so the hive is still quite new but with killer bees in this area and small kids, we have GOT to find this hive!

Any ideas?

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 26th September 2011, 4:48 pm

You must be in their flight path. Try and observe their trajectory.

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Post by GB on 26th September 2011, 5:07 pm

Their trajectory seems to be my face and hair Billy Laughing But I will go see if I can get one to strafe me and see where it goes when I back off.

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Post by Mike on 26th September 2011, 7:27 pm

I think you want to get a book (or look up on the web) the exact process because I am just going from memory.

I think it involves marking a bee (fine artists paintbrush) and then timing how long it takes for that bee to reappear. You note the course of the bee and the time for a round trip to give you the approximate distance. You go that far in that direction and look around. No, I haven't even the faintest memory of the flight speed and turnaround time for bees. But I believe you will find that I have described the process.

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