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Re: stop the robing-catch the Buzz
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 10:00:34 AM »
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If you are in a less populated area, some beekeepers recommend taking the top off all the hives in the apiary, thus causing each hive's bees to stay home and defend their own stores, rather than be out stealing other's.

that's interesting.

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Re: stop the robing-catch the Buzz
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 01:01:07 AM »
thats what i do when i pull honey after july around here -the exposed honey makes the bees go frenzy -and the suppers in the back of the truck are fair game -pull all the lids from every hive in the yard and the bees are inclined to stay with there own hive and guard it from competing bees-makes a world of difference  :lol: RDY-B

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Re: stop the robing-catch the Buzz
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 07:55:45 AM »
How long do you do that for?

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Re: stop the robing-catch the Buzz
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 07:01:52 PM »
we put the lids back on the hives when we leave the yard -one hour -one afternoon -they stay off till the honey is pulled -RDY-B

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Re: stop the robing-catch the Buzz
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008, 08:53:59 PM »
Hmm, that is so interesting!  This is what I love about this forum, never woulda thought about doing that on my own! J.
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Re: stop the robing-catch the Buzz
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2008, 09:22:16 PM »
me either. Of course, my bee yard at this point consists of 1 hive.  :-D

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Re: stop the robing-catch the Buzz
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008, 11:09:50 PM »
Mine is 2! :-D  J.
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Re: stop the robing-catch the Buzz
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2008, 11:33:43 PM »
Mine is 2! :-D  J.
   
                 THATS how it starts  :lol:-RDY-B