Question about robbing bees for all of you who can help: I went and picked up the newly acquired hive (the unworked for the past 5 years hive) that was given to me buy a business owner I met. These bees are, to say the least, feisty and spirited, probably due to some inbreeding for the past few years. Anyway, they are a little smaller than my other bees, so they are fairly easy for me to spot in the bee yard. I suspect they have been trying to rob my strongest hive because I see lots of dead little bees in front of this hive. I have been feeding the new bees heavily to help them get enough stores for winter, but they are agressive enough to try and get honey from the other hives anyway. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent the loss of my new bees, or do I just let nature take its course? Or is there nothing I can do anyway? Do bees kill other bees trying to rob their hive, or is there something else going on? Thanks for any insight.