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robbing screen

  1. Equipment/Hardware
    I have tried to install robbing screen several times but had to remove them as I found that my bee's were having trouble getting back into the hive. I have installed it after bee curfew and placed leaves in front of the screen. I have an exit out both sides of the device plenty big for travel. I...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, I am about to be 4 months beekeeper, started 2 hives from 2 nucs. As a 1st year, I decided to support my bees and not collect anything from them. I dribble oxalic said about 3 weeks ago and saw a little amount of mites dropping through the screened bottom board. It was about 3-5 during...
  3. Bee Forum
    I captured a small (between one and two softballs) swarm last Wednesday and put it into a medium nuc next to my other hives. I also installed a robbing screen to try to better protect them. However, I'm worried that the robbing screen may be confusing the swarm's foragers. I see handfuls of...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Any tricks? I got one from Mann Lake and its top opening was only about an inch so I tried making my own with a larger top opening. Bees eventually can find their way out, but they don't seem to figure out how to get in. I've never seen one figure it out so the "outside" bees just keep...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Three days ago I set up a queenless nuc to attempt to use as a Cell Starter/Finisher. The next day after grafting I found them being raided by robbers (initially opening was about 2 inches.) I closed the entrance off with #8 hardware wire for 24 hours then opened them back to about 1/2 an...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I had some robbing in a nuc the other day, so I made a 3/8" thick "U" shaped shim and covered it with window screen. I tacked it over the entrance as a robbing screen, and the robbing stopped after a day. If you see a lot of frenzied activity, but no fighting at the hive entrance, no bees...
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