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Offline psbeekeeper

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Split
« on: June 17, 2010, 02:00:17 PM »
I split my one hive last month and put the frames in a nuc (2 mixed brood, 2 honey and 1 pollen).  We decided to feed the nuc as well, but each time we gave them feed they would get robbed.  Any suggestions on feeding without the nuc getting robbed?

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Re: Split
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 02:34:31 PM »
use a top feeder and reduce the entrance or install a robber screen.

see my swarms and cut outs at

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: Split
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 07:44:41 PM »
What does a "robbing screen" do?  How does it work?

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Re: Split
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 10:58:24 PM »
www.bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm#robberscreen

What it does is let the bees from your hive find their way in and out, but the robbing bees are confused and can not find their way in.

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see my swarms and cut outs at

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

Offline bugleman

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Re: Split
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 01:47:05 PM »
Wow I love the robber screen!

 

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