Re: Bee Invasion
In year one, I fed right in front of the hives. I couldn't figure out why I lost so many to robbers.
Originally Posted by Phoebee
Lately I try to feed from the other corner of my property., & use robber screens. I have done "inside the hive feeders, but as others mentioned it is tedious, & time consuming, leaks make a terrible mess, & I have lost nucs this way. ( might as well blame this, its all my fault, whatever happens.
lately I have dumped the dregs of my sugar bucket into a pan with some grass stems in it for floats.
about 11 am, there were twice as many bumbles as honey bees, but at 1 pm, the honeys out numbered all the others by 10 to one or better.
I don't mind feeding the wild life a little if it achieves my goals in my hives.
BTW, open feeders are like washing your car or hanging out laundry, it causes rain. ... CE
Started summer of 2013, just another new guy, tinkering with bees.