My old hive I found in the loft in my shop is drawing robbers, (Of course I'm a newbie) I started putting out Syrup 3 weeks ago before I knew whether the hive was active or not. Now I have determined I have robbers on an old dried out comb.
I put the old comb on some frames in a hive box. and put out some syrup hopping maybe the bees will restart a hive. so far it looks as if they are just robbing. My question, should I continue putting out syrup? or just give up on that idea and try to catch me a swarm elsewhere when I find one?
I recently bought two hive boxes, thinking I had an existing hive to move into one and ordered a package with a queen to start the other.
I know some things I am doing probably is to no avail, but I am learning from it. I would really like to get two hives going my first year since I got this fever of bee keeping.