I've got a few birds very actively eating bees near the hives. To the extent I am worried they will weaken the hives significantly.
I have identified them as Little Wattlebird.
Has anybody seen this? Is it their normal behaviour or just these few 'discovered the taste'?
And more important is what to do with them?
I have an idea to put a net above and around the hives (I have two hives) to impede access. Will this work?
Attempts to scare and deter them (hanging CDs around the hives, throwing stones) didn't work at all.
I live in Adelaide and heard that there are bee-eaters in QLD, but not in SA.