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  1. #1
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    Default Now I know why bees do not often build in the open----

    I was told about a hive on a limb in the open air and went and collected them.I found out the very next day why bees do not do this often ----if there is anything anywhere near that will rob them they are totaly exposed and defending the stores is a major problem.

    I had enclosed them on three sides and left a lage opening on one side so you could still see in and it was not long before every yellow jacket in the neighborhood started showing up,and not long after that my other hives decided to join in and I saw the fighting begin.Needless to sy I finished enclosing that side and now they have a small entrance and the robbing has stopped ...

  2. #2
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    Crenshaw County, Alabama
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    Default Re: Now I know why bees do not often build in the open----

    Well, I hate to hear that but it makes sense. Maybe a sheet of plexiglass on the shady side?

    Ed

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Now I know why bees do not often build in the open----

    for now boxed up and all good and not doing anything untill spring as far as that

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