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  1. #1
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    Default trapping robber bees

    anyone ever try to trap robber bees and do a combine?

    something along the lines of an open feeder bucket, with a reversed bee escape- then move those foragers to another yard...?
    My wife says I have ADD, but, hey look- a chicken!

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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    I can't imagine how one would do this. How do you trap them, in a vacant hive baited with honey? How do you get them to stay? The hive they were combined with would have to be some distance from their home hive, and obviously would also have to be some distance from the hive they were robbing.

    Interesting idea. I look forward to seeing the response to this.
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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    Instead of figuring out a way to trap robber bees, the beekeeping community would rather you spend your time coming up with a way to eliminate varroa mites. Now that would be productive. John

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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    You're looking to steal someone else's bees?

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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    I have tried it with somewhat mixed results. I don't think it's worth it.
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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    This part of the bee keeping community thinks you should try if you like & bees are only your when they are in your hive.
    Good luck

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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    not sure how- figured I'd post it. I guess it is a little bit controversial. But many things can be.
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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    Quote Originally Posted by pedrocr View Post
    You're looking to steal someone else's bees?
    I just smelt my beer as it shot thru my nose!

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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    Or end up trapping many of your own bees that were attracted as well.
    Cheers
    Rob

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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmidwest View Post
    I just smelt my beer as it shot thru my nose!
    I wasn't trying to be polemic. If what you want to do is put the foragers of one of your hives into another box you can just move the hive somewhere else and put the box on the original site. So what other use could there be for baiting bees into robbing so you can trap them?

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    Default Re: trapping robber bees

    Quote Originally Posted by pedrocr View Post
    I wasn't trying to be polemic.
    Shucks, I thought you were trying to be funny! Something just seemed that way.

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