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
from them... 8)
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! :shock:
Befor it was all over, my poor golden retriever got stung on
(his first time) and I spilled my ice cold Carona :evil:
(not my first time) and he & I were forced to take
cover in the house. :lol:
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.