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  1. Bee Forum
    I made a video of what I believe is robbing at one of my hives. However I dont see any deads, little if any wax fragments at the opening, and rarely any fighting. Inside the hive, above the second hive body, everything is calm, and filled with bees. I am resisting the desire to open the hive...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all - I'm a new Warre beekeeper. I hived this swarm on May 24th, they immediately built out lots of comb, but after that, they've not built anymore, and while it's been almost 6 weeks, the number of bees doesn't seem to be increasing - it appears that the number since the swarm was hived is...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have been having robbing problems in my apiary. I tried the wet sheets, I reduced the entrances, I stopped the aromatic feeding. The robbing won't stop. All of my hives are weak for a variety of reasons (swarming and mites), so there's no strong hive to leave open. I put the 2nd Api Life Var...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I've got a feeder inside a medium on top of the inner cover. It's been fine for the last couple weeks, but this evening when I filled it, I set off a robbing frenzy. I couldn't tell where the bees were coming from. To be honest, it appeared as if they were coming up from the landing board...
  5. Bee Forum
    Two days ago, I moved my weakest hive about 20 feet where it could get more sunlight for Winter. I have been placing an empty box on the old stand to catch the stragglers, and so far it has worked like a charm. Today, while I was feeding my other hives, I heard a general commotion coming from...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    So my weak hive (one of two total) got robbed of all the honey and pollen stores, and all the bees are piled up dead in front of the hive, except for a few...maybe those are robbers too, I'm not sure. I noticed around two or three bees left in the hive and the queen walking around!! It's my...
  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I got called to my first cut out in a local hotel today. Went great, and I removed 3 buckets of capped honey comb. Only when I got them home, I guess the buckets were not sealed good and my own bees started to rob them. I smoked the heck out of the buckets to try and get them to stop, but ended...
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