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Author Topic: Beginning New Hives Next to Established Hive  (Read 733 times)
jataylor
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« on: January 10, 2013, 08:22:28 AM »

I will be starting a new hive in March.  The location I have available is on a raised platform and would be approximately 2 feet from an established hive.  Other than an entrance reducer on the new hive, are there any suggestions to prevent robbing?
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 09:36:19 AM »

Tack Justin Bieber pic above entrance to one hive and Lindsay Lohan on the other Smiley  or a blue circle on one and yellow square on other
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 08:43:32 PM »

way to funny.   grin  Had thought about putting one of those bathtub appliques on the front of the new hive.  Seems to be the same effect except I don't have to look at either one of the clowns you mentioned!  My hives are natural stain and not white, so the white "flower" would be a noticeable difference.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 10:55:41 PM »

For your consideration :

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=mcafee&va=slovenian+bee+house

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 04:39:14 PM »

@Maryland Beekeeper-Great pics.  The key seems to be something for them to orient on and associate with as "their" hive.  Thanks. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 05:25:31 AM »

Be careful with the sugar water.  That is what really sets off the robbing.

Drew, I’m starting to fear you may have become obsessed with those Slovenian bee houses!
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 08:31:58 AM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesrobbing.htm

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http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm#hivestand
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 10:08:31 AM »

BlueBee, and it is not just because they are the most beautiful honeybee shells on the planet either  Wink
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