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Thread: Honey robbing?

  1. #1
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    Default Honey robbing?

    We have two hives. Hive A started as the strong hive, more bees this spring. Hive B was the smaller with fewer. As the honey flow has been going on, the roles have reversed significantly, in fact hive B has 3 shallow supers near full and hive A only about a super and a half. My husband and I have seen large groups of bees flying around in front of our hives occasionally, but they don't seem to be 'fighting'. Last time we inspected hive A, about a month ago, the population seemed to be fine as well as brood pattern. Should we inspect again, give them some frames or a whole honey super from hive B? Worried about the girls in HiveA!

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    Default Re: Honey robbing?

    No fighting, large group of bees, seems like Orientation flights to me. Robbing is accompanied by major warfare from my understanding. G

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    Default Re: Honey robbing?

    They might just be slower workers. If they already have 1.5 supers of honey, I would leave them alone. G

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