Re: Is this what robbing looks like (video)
It is what attempted robbing looked like in my apiary on a nuc and my weakest hive this evening. At least the pic is. Your video is private?
However, I had actual fighting going on. Between 6 and 7 pm, worker bees are returning to the hives too. Entrance reducers will allow a good defense.
The nuc has a robber screen, and a screen top that were confusing the daylights out of the robbers. Took one weed seed pod to block the only entrance on that screen. Sweet... Instant peace.
I plan on combining the pair - the nuc has the best queen - but am holding off to be sure that the queen I pick up in the morning and my queenless hot hive get along. Even then I may not kill the weak queen, as I have a late season cutout to do, and she does at least lay fairly well, and she's a lot better than no queen at all.
The weak 10 frame I had suited up anyway so I just reached over and rotated their entrance reducer to the 2 bee slot. I am pretty sure it was one of my stronger hives, the one across the street, doing the robbing. So I went over there and robbed them for a frame of brood and nurse bees and generally created mayhem.
My popularity rating isn't high this evening, but the bees are all sorting themselves out again.
I lose too much if I let a hive get robbed out needlessly.
Bees in winter - new phenomenon, but I've got them... So far so good.