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On 12/07/2018 at 8:54 AM, frazzledfozzle said:

 

So how did you get on before the introduction of Carnies?

seems weird to me that people have problems with queens/ bees /going by the colour of them only since the introduction of Carnies .

lord knows how you all ran your hives pre carnie. 

 

 

 

 

10 points for original thinking @frazzledfozzle

how did you find something to say, that has not been said already in the everlasting yellow/grey dispute?

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On 9/07/2018 at 2:53 AM, David Yanke said:

carnica are generally more wasp tolerant, at least I think so.... The reason they are not such a big problem in Germany is because they don't have Italians!  Kidding, the real reason is that they are an introduced species here with no pests and a favourable environment.  They evolved in Europe, and as @yesbut said they are a natural part of the ecosystem there, and they do have pests(like parasitic wasps) and diseases that help keep them in check.

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Balling-behaviour-of-A-mellifera-in-simulated-V-velutina-attacks_fig5_262611580

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