Robbing, and tracking feral Bees
This spring I had 3 hives all Russians. All three swarmed and I captured 1 so I now have 4 hives. I am in western/central VA in the mountains. The closest bee hives to me are about 8 miles (that I am aware of). Where my hives are located they back up to about 1,000 acres of forest. We have had about 4 days of 60 degrees. I have my entrances reduced to 1/2" because of the attempted robbery going on. The robbers appear to be 90 percent Russian, but I do not think they are coming from my hives. I am thinking they are the escaped swarms from this spring. Does anyone know a good way to track feral bees?