Wednesday mid morning I came out to this robbing at feeder in mid morning?
now I was trying to pull a black bee up with the shim. I have seen more of these in the last couple of days. They are also bigger than my bees and when they come around they get attacked so I kill em. Every once in a while I would see bees around the rim of that feeder. Today it looked like that.
I took the feeder out and plugged the hole where it was.
I came out around 6 and saw this going onpossible robbing around 6 pm
now it looked like there was orientation flights while this was going on but, to my untrained eye it looked hostile and felt that way too. So. Is it robbing and whats my next move with zero money. I have tools, wood, screen and such. I put the feeder back in this evening and wrapped it with a paint strainer to keep bees off of the outside.
I live in hammonton New Jersey. I have not had any work so I have to leave the house I am at and can not take the bees with me. :(It is a foundationless hive with some out of wack comb that I have rubberbanded back in. I have had to work out of state so I couldnt keep as close an eye as I woud have liked. I will give this hive away to someone who will take it. I would like a couple of bucks for the gear if possible. Its all brand new except the lid and inner cover. Brushy mountain screened bottom board and hive bodies.