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Offline jataylor

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Beginning New Hives Next to Established Hive
« on: January 10, 2013, 09:22:28 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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Re: Beginning New Hives Next to Established Hive
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 10:36:19 AM »
Tack Justin Bieber pic above entrance to one hive and Lindsay Lohan on the other :)  or a blue circle on one and yellow square on other

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Re: Beginning New Hives Next to Established Hive
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 09:43:32 PM »
way to funny.   :-D  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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Re: Beginning New Hives Next to Established Hive
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 05:39:14 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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Re: Beginning New Hives Next to Established Hive
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 06:25:31 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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Re: Beginning New Hives Next to Established Hive
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 11:08:31 AM »
BlueBee, and it is not just because they are the most beautiful honeybee shells on the planet either  ;)