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  1. #1
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    May 2009
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    Carroll Co. Mississippi USA
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    Default Robbing?

    The video isn't so good but maybe some one can confirm. The honey super was put on wet about a week ago and now there is leg pulling and fighting. I reduced the entrance a few days ago but it seems to have begun again. This is or was a very healthy hive so they may be holding their own but when the fighting stops I will check for stores and if they are empty I will put on a few frames from another hive. I hope I don't lose another hive. I lost 3 to wax moth earlier this year after swarming. I don't have a local mentor and no local clubs. Learning as you go can be real costly. This is my second year and I have 7 hives left. Heres the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYbi9bjvIZo

    Jeff

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    piedmont s.c.
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    Smile Re: Robbing?

    wits end;

    I stopped putting wet frames back on my hives years ago because of robbing, put your wet frames under a shelter of some kind about 100 feet from your hives and they will clean them with no robbing at the hives,good luck rock.

  3. #3
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    Carroll Co. Mississippi USA
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    Default Re: Robbing?

    I usually put mine under the carport for a while but I needed one right away and just grabbed and ran. Our hives are across the road where we grow blueberries but the bees will find the wet frames at the house and be all over them for a few days. I guess I'm going to have to set up a shed across the road for them.

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    Westminster Sc USA
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    Default Re: Robbing?

    if you keep wet frames and or Feed on your front and back porch you just may Keep ROBBERS away.

    Just a thought.

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    Cookeville, TN, USA
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    Default Re: Robbing?

    And missionaries, and mailmen, and meter readers... And that's just the "M"s.

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