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Offline SlickMick

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Robber screens and the SHB
« on: April 08, 2009, 11:10:53 PM »
I have just been reading some posts on robber screens and their effectiveness by moving the entry up the face of the hive by about 6". Has anyone know if the same principle would work with the SHB.. ie by moving the entrance away from its usual position will the SHB still head for the old entrance where the hive odours are coming from or will it look for a new entrance?
On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Robber screens and the SHB
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 06:58:27 AM »
Try it.  It might.  I don't have SHB to test it.
Michael Bush
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Offline SlickMick

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Re: Robber screens and the SHB
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 07:01:42 AM »
I'll send some over air express Michael if you would like to have a dabble with it :-D

Mick
On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Robber screens and the SHB
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 10:18:03 PM »
:) That's ok.
Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
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"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen