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I have one hive I started noticing fighting on the deck a few days ago. I put in a reducer and have been watching. The girls are doing a good job of defending but it has not let up. I have 7 other hives close to them. I usually find the offending bees lying on or walking on the ground in front not able to fly. I have eyed over all of my other hives pretty close. I don't think these bees are from my hives. Most of them have a yellowish orange abdomen with a black tip. Their thorax is hairless and black, as I have been told from robbing. I don't see that on the bees in my hives. It rained late in the afternoon yesterday and kept them in till almost dark. I went out and blocked the entrance with grass after dark to keep them in today. When I got home and opened it up, several of them rolled out the hole rumbling with other bees. Is it possible I locked in invaders last night. What is the next step?
 

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You could install a robber screen. When robbing starts, for me it does not let up until the hive is wiped out or absconds.

I like to move the hive being robbed.
I have a farm about 5 miles away. I have thought about moving. Just wandering if I do so will the robbing move to one of my other hives. I had this issue last year from my own stupidity and tried robbing screens. Just seemed like my hive could not figure it out.
 

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I put on a robbing scree after they all got in last night. When I got home from work today the hive was covered in bees. Pretty sure the bees from the hive since a lot of them had pollen on their legs. It did not appear they could find their way back in. I just took off the screen and they all started filtering in.
 
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