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Some weeds have grown up in front of some of my hives. I can still see the entrances and I do use a 1/2 inch entrance hole in the second box too. Thought about leaving them to discourage robbing during the dearth. Not sure if they would help any with robbing. Anything wrong with leaving them?
 

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Whenever I am doing hive inspections, I pull the weeds that are near the entrances. Don't worry so much about the others. Weeds will not slow robbing at all. They are just an obstacle for the returning foragers.
 

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I guess I'm lazy; I just hit the weeds around hives with a weed eater. The closest thing some of my out yards have seen resembling a lawn mower is a brush hog a few times a year and pulling weeds just isn't a good option for keeping the surrounding area open and the poison ivy down.

As noted above, leaving the weeds does no real harm but does restrict the flight paths and increase any traffic jams.
 

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I guess I'm lazy; I just hit the weeds around hives with a weed eater. The closest thing some of my out yards have seen resembling a lawn mower is a brush hog a few times a year and pulling weeds just isn't a good option for keeping the surrounding area open and the poison ivy down.

As noted above, leaving the weeds does no real harm but does restrict the flight paths and increase any traffic jams.
Same here, I'll use the weed eater when needed to keep down anything that can make a bridge for our fire ants
 
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