Re: Robber screen
I painted my robber screen's wood white, built it from the photos on Michael Bush's site. But my robbers were too diligent for a duct tape mount, they would peel the duct tape back and start slipping in under the wood on the sides, widen the top. I will be building new improved robber screens before spring. With metal clips that mount to screws on my hive boxes, easy on, easy off, before I buy ONE MORE BEE.
My point though, was that my bees were having difficulty with my white hive deep and white robber screen. I needed to put paint by the entrance I THINK. I was thinking bright yellow or green. Has anyone else had little lost bee syndrome? Or would I only be helping the robbers navigate?
Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.