Robbing during a flow?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by LtlWilli, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    If there were a good flow going on, would bees still be inclined to rob?...Seems like they'd be too busy....Thoughts?
    LtlWilli
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    No, they won't rob during a heavy flow, but there are times when there are many blooms, but little or no flow. You have to go by what's coming in, not what's blooming.
     

  3. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    Thanks for the info, iddee...I do see a little pollen coming in, but I was still robbed out on one small hive.
     
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    Iddee New Member

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    Blooms don't have nectar in a drought. They need rain.
     
  5. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    When you have a small (weak) hive near strong ones, it's a good idea to reduce the size of the entrance so that when things dry up (and that can happen overnight with no warning) they'll be able to protect their assets.