I wanted to breath life into this thread and post some
mildly interesting personal findings about setting off
robbing in the bee yard.
I have some plastic deep pierco frames that I
intend to trade to a friend. They happen to
have a small amount of capped honey on them
so I extracted them.
I wanted the bees to clean the rest of the honey
Yesterday I placed 5 frames in a deep box resting
on the ground out of sight of the hives
(opposite side of the large work shed) and no problems
they cleaned them right up
But TODAY I wanted to watch the action and placed the deep
with 5 more frames about 20 feet in front of the hive's entrances.
The result was a frenzy of pretty major proportions!
Befor it was all over, my poor golden retriever got stung on
(his first time) and I spilled my ice cold Carona
(not my first time) and he & I were forced to take
cover in the house.
My findings are that if you want frames (or anything else)
cleaned off by your bees, place the items out of site of your hives.