General aggression of honey bees Common sources of attack stimulus for honey bees include the alarm pheromone, vibrations, carbon dioxide, hair, and dark colors (Crane 1990). This makes sense because mammals, which are usually predators of bees, tend to have hair, are dark in color and breathe out carbon dioxide. There are several factors inside and outside the hive that contribute to honey bees' aggressiveness. These include bee genetics, colony size and health, food availability, and hive management. In part, the problem is that I'm new to the bee business (6 months) and bees probably feel my nervousness, but I guess they misunderstood it, I'm just afraid of hurting them.
The daytime temperature was 19.5 °C (67 °F) and when I did the inspection I didn't use smoke or sugar water and the bees weren't very defensive. When a new beekeeper is chased by a cloud of bees as he flees his hive, he is the one who becomes defensive and believes that the bees are being aggressive. Temperamental bees usually appear if the colony runs out of queens, which can happen at any time, or if they breed a new queen that mated with Africanized genes. This spring, at first it looked like other bees were stealing honey (I noticed they were fighting in the tree), but at least over time, a good-sized colony became resident.
Bees have evolved to distrust large, furry animals, such as bears, and they harass those animals to try to get them to leave. When I first started with bees (see my posts at the beginning of this thread), after every inspection, the bees patrolled my back door for days. It was also necessary to reign again every 2 years, to control the swarm and for the owner of the bees will provide them with a source of water. If you don't feed because it's too cold, you risk losing the entire colony to starvation, or you can open the hive, feed the colony and lose some bees to the cold, but save the rest.
I suppose that as soon as the nectar flow begins, the bees will focus on foraging for food and will leave you and the dog alone. The bees remained on the defensive for hours and even two days later, one of them met me before I got to the car and tried to sting my head. If you live in South Carolina and your bees become aggressive and you suspect that African genetics have been introduced to your hives, you should immediately contact the office of the State Inspector of Colmenares or the Clemson Apiculture and Pollination Program. I realize that I am now on the wrong track, but once I get rid of the unwanted wasps, will there be anything suitable for wildlife and children, of course, that can be put in a garden that wasps and bees avoid, since I feel so cruel to kill them? Beekeepers expected that aggressiveness would be diluted into the wider gene pool, but that doesn't seem to have happened.