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I have 2 hives that are about 15' apart both have hive top feeders on. I noticed today while watching my bees that about every 5 min or so when a bee would land a guard bee would climb all over it. Not trying to sting almost like she was grooming it. Half the time it would let it enter and the other half it would carry the bee off! Never saw any stinging or dead bees but it was kinda unusual. Do I need to reduce the entrance some more? Anyone have any insight?
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Patrick
 

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I'd reduce the entrance before it turns into a serious robbing frenzy. They are obviously having to gaurd the entrance, so why not make it easier for them?

[ December 21, 2005, 08:44 AM: Message edited by: Michael Bush ]
 

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Thanks for the responses.
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