I have a question.....

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by ktbearpaws, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. ktbearpaws

    ktbearpaws New Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ......is it possible for other hive to start robbing your hive if the feeder is INSiDE your hive?
    And if so, how do you tell if it is your bees going in and out of your hive and not intruders?
     
  2. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

    Messages:
    6,487
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    if the hive in question has a small population and cannot adequately guard the entrance... then I would say most definitely yes. in this situation it is quite common for the robber to be slowly pilfering the frames at the two outsides edges away from the brood cluster and quite commonly you will notice wax debris on the bottom board directly below where the pilfering is taking place. if you look in the hive from the top it is also not so uncommon to see bees wrestling around... generally towards the outside edges of the bottom board.

    if you need to feed a low population hive then a hive entrance reducer is always a good idea.
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

    Messages:
    2,683
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    watch the hive when bees start robbing they will be bumping around the hive looking for any entrance they can find to get into the hive
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

    Messages:
    5,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    entrance reducer or robber screen