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  1. #1
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    Jul 2012
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    Kaysville, Utah, USA
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    Big Grin Look what I caught actively stalking my bees

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    Right after I took the picture he ran around to the front of the hive, and chased the bees for a minute. Then he sat there and watched them coming and going -- he was actually following individual bees, turning his body to keep them in sight. After a little while he crawled up into the TC and sat there, looking down on everything. A real blast to watch!
    Don't provoke a hive full of angry bees.

  2. #2
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    Honey Hive Farms, Winfield Missouri
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    Default Re: Look what I caught actively stalking my bees

    Nice pic, better then those darn wasps and hornets.
    Last summer there was a drought and there was so many wasps, crazy to see.
    Honey Hive Farms "Saving the world one bee at a time"
    www.HoneyHiveFarms.com

  3. #3
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    Jun 2011
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    Santa Clara, California, USA
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    Default Re: Look what I caught actively stalking my bees

    Good mite eater. I find my hives do good with spiders hanging out near the hive and not in the hive.

  4. #4
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    Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee
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    Default Re: Look what I caught actively stalking my bees

    Quote Originally Posted by primeonly27 View Post
    Good mite eater. I find my hives do good with spiders hanging out near the hive and not in the hive.
    I've not heard that spiders will eat mites. I often have spiders between the top cover and inner cover and have always evicted them rather unceremoniously. If they eat mites I'd let them stay.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2013
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    steeds, north carolina, USA
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    Default Re: Look what I caught actively stalking my bees

    I too almost always find those jumping spiders between my top and inner cover. They usually have a bee that they are eating. I leave them alone....... they don't eat much.

  6. #6
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    Mar 2011
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    Otero County, New Mexico, USA
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    Default Re: Look what I caught actively stalking my bees

    I don't mind those little house spiders. It is the black/gray widows I don't like! Those things will web up your hive and are pretty dangerous too.
    NM desert/mountain beekeeper - Black Mesa Honeybees.

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