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  1. #1
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    Default That will teach you not to poop on my hives

    And don't eat my bees either! Do rats eat bees?

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    Nice kill there Odfrank
    I dunno if they eat bees, they might, but I do know they make nasty nests in weaker hives. I bet they'd be more after the honey and pollen than the bees themselves.
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Putz View Post
    I bet they'd be more after the honey and pollen than the bees themselves.
    That and a nice warm, dry nest in the winter.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    The rat had been pooping for a few months, a lot more than misc. burr comb scraps that I might have left. I don't think he got into any hives or dead outs. Maybe eating the duff under the screened pallets. It has some wax moth larvae in it. I think he might have developed a taste for dead bees, of which here were plenty.

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