Yellow Jackets casually coming and going
While refilling the frame feeder in my weaker hive on Saturday, I noticed no less than six yellow jackets casually land in front of the entrance reducer (approximately 3/4 inch opening) and stroll into the hive without any attempts from resident bees to stop them. I glanced into the top of the hive (single deep) and noticed what appeared to be a satisfactory population... at least numerous enough to defend the entrance if need be. So I'm thinking that one of two things is happening. First, the hive is being actively robbed and the bees I'm seeing are from a neighboring hive, which would explain the yellow jackets ability to enter the hive unobstructed. Or second, the relatively few yellow jackets are not enough of an issue for the resident bees to concern themselves with. Is this possible?
Not sure if it matters, but I also saw a dozen bees return with pollen sacks brimming at the same time as the yellow jackets.
If God doesn't want us to eat animals, why did He make them out of meat?
Zone 5b - Utah - Elevation 4,300 ft