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    Re: Help! my new hives are being robbed

    Hey guys,

    I took the advice and went to the H* depot and got a plastic vent covering that I was able to modify easily into a robbing fence. Placed one on each of my new hives (Hives 1 and 2) being...
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    Re: Help! my new hives are being robbed

    I assume it is robbing because there is a lot of activity in front of the hives and a lot of fighting: it looks like a battle. Bees are embracing and tumbling. It is behavior I did not see when I...
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    Re: Help! my new hives are being robbed

    Thanks for the response. I've seen this screen, but if I order it now, time for delivery, etc (5-7 business days) will it be too late for my new packages? Is there something I can do in the meantime?...
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    Help! my new hives are being robbed

    Hello all,

    In March I started two hives and they have been doing well. Last weekend I received installed to new packages of bees with queens. Almost immediately I noticed fighting and robbing and...
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    Banana Honey??

    Hello all,

    I have noticed that my bees go crazy over the sweet nectar (I assume that it is nectar) that is produced by the flowers on the end of a bunch of bananas. We (my kids included) also suck...
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    by sevo3711
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    Re: Banana honey?

    Searching the forums for "banana" and "honey" as well as other keywords gives results related to the fact that the alarm pheromone smells like bananas. NOW I wonder: what risk if any will nectar...
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    by sevo3711
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    Banana honey?

    I have noticed that my bees go crazy over the sweet nectar (I assume that it is nectar) that is produced by the flowers on the end of a bunch of bananas. We (my kids included) also suck on the...
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    Greetings from Miami, FL

    I'm completing my third week as beekeeper (two hives). Someone suggested that beekeeping is a great stress-reliever, and so far I have to agree. My two kids (8 and 11) helped me examine the hives...
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