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Newbie Question - Cape Bee Viable?


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I have recently started to gain an interest in beekeeping. Most info is on European Honey Bees. I found out that in the Western Cape (where I live), the native species is the Cape Honey Bee. I learned that the Cape Honey Bee’s worker bees can also lay eggs, which makes me wonder if they are viable as a species to be used for honey production, since a queen excluder won’t stop eggs from being laid in your honey supers. Is this true? If so, how do the beekeepers in the Western Cape get around this issue? (Do they use another species?) I am new to the world of beekeeping so sorry if these questions seem basic.


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3 posts were merged into an existing topic: Cape Town - SOUTH AFRICAN flow keepers


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