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  1. #1
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    Default Do robber bees eat eggs in the hive?

    Just wondering.

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    Default Re: Do robber bees eat eggs in the hive?

    To be brief... No.

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    Default Re: Do robber bees eat eggs in the hive?

    They Rob.
    they also will kill to do so

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    Default Re: Do robber bees eat eggs in the hive?

    I am still learning to identify robbing. Happened across this article. Tells what they rob, how to spot it, prevent it, etc.

    http://www.countryrubes.com/images/Robber_Bees.pdf
    Zone 7b ~ Central Arkansas
    8fr medium equipment

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    Default Re: Do robber bees eat eggs in the hive?

    Starving bees will eat eggs in their own hive - at least I think I read that on the internet. It must be true. If so, robbing could cause eggs to be eaten.

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    Default Re: Do robber bees eat eggs in the hive?

    I made a robber screen and installed it last night just before dark. Talk about alot of confused girls. I read on here that the workers living in the hive would have no problem finding their way back in if shut in for the night. Well I have hundreds of bees trying to get in today. Lots are robbers, but several have filled pollen baskets so I assume they are residents of the hive. Robbers dont carry in pollen do they? About 5 per minute are actually finding their way in. Lots of bees inside the screen trying to get out. Maybe 1-2 per minute are successful.

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