Need help. Does this look like honey robbing behavior
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    Default Need help. Does this look like honey robbing behavior

    Hey I'm new to bee keeping. I was just wondering if this looks like honey robbing behavior. It's a new hive with a new queen. It doesn't look like there is fighting going on and I don't see dead bees at the hive entrance.

    https://youtu.be/WfebMVd9D2I
    Last edited by Drrwvr25; 05-01-2016 at 05:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Need help. Does this look like honey robbing behavior

    I can't see that far....

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    Default Re: Need help. Does this look like honey robbing behavior

    Sorry about that. Here is the footage.

    https://youtu.be/WfebMVd9D2I

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    Default Re: Need help. Does this look like honey robbing behavior

    Looks like a newly started low populated hive to me. When you see a robbing frenzy you will know it. Bees fighting and dead bees on porch and on the ground. Alot more than in your video.

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    Default Re: Need help. Does this look like honey robbing behavior

    Alright! Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: Need help. Does this look like honey robbing behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Bkwoodsbees View Post
    Looks like a newly started low populated hive to me. When you see a robbing frenzy you will know it. Bees fighting and dead bees on porch and on the ground. Alot more than in your video.
    Ditto -- I've never experienced one in my 2.5 mos. of beekeeping, but I'm told robbing most often occurs in late a.m. to early p.m. (if that helps). The 1st time I saw a zillion bees moving like a cloud, in unison, at 1 hive's entrance, I freaked. Turns out, they were just new bees orienting themselves to the hive's look and location. Comforting.

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