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by EdBeeHoney
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Robbing
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Robbing

One of my 4 hives is being robbed. I tried closing the upper entrances and using an entrance reducer at the smallest setting but this did not stop the influx of robbing bees. I finally closed up the hive altogether so no one goes in or out. Now after four days the robbing bees have not given up; sti...
by EdBeeHoney
Mon May 08, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: population dwindling
Replies: 2
Views: 373

population dwindling

My daughter, Crystal, and I installed two new packages of Italian honey bees back on April 2nd. We started both hives with frames and foundation (not drawn out) and did everything exactly the same for both hives. One hive is doing great—so much so that, yesterday before our GCBA annual picnic, we ad...