Lesson #123? I made another mistake today and I would appreciate advice. I went into my small secondary swarm medium box today to check on things. I had a baggie feeder on top of the frames and was worried about how to deal with that. I had a piece of formica to slide the baggie onto...about a pint left in it. You know where this is going. Well, things dripped. I checked quickly and put everything back together, including sliding the baggie back on. I have a screen bottom board with no entrance, a top shimmed migratory entrance on top of a 2 inch shim box.
I came back in a while and a robbing was going on...bees wrestling on the ground, etc.
I closed off the entrance completely. I went back in a half hour and the hive is very loud. What's the next move.....Do I just let them fight it out? The bees have food and ventilation...Anyway to salvage this? Thanks, Jim
I would say we are probably in a dearth...first year beek if you couldn't tell.