I am always reading about robbing, and what to do if you see it happening. But, I haven't exactly read how to recognize when it's happening. I mean, face it, all of those bee's, (of the same breed), look alike. So, knowing who belongs and who doesn't can be confusing! But, then it hit me while watching a video posted with a large number of scouts inspecting "dead outs" stacked in someones back yard. He knew it wasn't robbing, because there was nothing in them to rob. So, can I assume robbing evident when a small swarm army is flying around a hive?
Being a first year beek, I really don't know much about bee behavior. But, we learn a bit more everyday!