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  1. Beekeeping 101
    2nd year- (correcting mistakes from 1st year)- lost hives last year partially due to YK predation. So this year added robbing screens straight away to nucs. Really impressed so far with use and noticed a Bald Faced Hornet on the face of one of the robbing screens the other day. Since the...
  2. Bee Forum
    We are in a drought, with little rain in the past month and very hot days. With shallow and sandy soils, the fields are drying out. I made up a number of splits with queen cells and a few frames of bees. When I added an inverted jar feeder above the inner cover with an extra box over it...
  3. 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...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    As a third year beek I'm not sure if I'm over reacting to what I'm seeing or simply imagining things. For the past week I've noticed 5-6 groups of bees fighting on the landing board of my newest hive. Since we're between nectar flows (San Francisco/East Bay) I assumed that there was robbing...
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