Re: New Beekeeper with questions
Actually, I have to disagree with you on the animal and prey bit.
Animals move all the time from one area to another to follow the food and water sources.
It's not their familiarity with the geography that allows them to find food but their instincts and senses, such as smell, sound, etc...
Feral bees that abscond from hives that have become uninhabitable for whatever reasons don't always gorge before leaving the hive, yet they can re-establish themselves in a new location, re-orient and forage successfully enough to get started a new.
Not to say it mightn't be difficult or that the colony won't experience some losses, but it is possible for them to be relocated and survive without having food put into the hive for them.
Does it make it "easier" for them. I have no doubt it does. Does coming by things easier always make it better though? That's another whole argument in perspective again.
I'll stop where I am now. lol.
No, I am NOT a bee "Keeper". Anything I post is just my opinion. Take it easy and think for yourself.