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    The saddest thing is that it is most likely other beekeepers who are doing the stealing, as bees need fairly specialist handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothhawk View Post
    The saddest thing is that it is most likely other beekeepers who are doing the stealing, as bees need fairly specialist handling.

    They need a veil/hood to keep them out of your face but at night you could do it without (Although I think the photo showed they'd left the floor?)

    All pretty crappy for the person whose bees they are though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mothhawk View Post
    They won't rustle mine, they've all got ear tags......
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    Electronic ear tagging is the answer.

    Electronic tags already being used



    Although this is to monitor swarming behaviour or something along those lines.
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    Micro-chipping (nano-chipping?) is also a possibility but since the workers only live a few weeks I think I'll stick with branding.
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    Those chips seem so mean!!
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