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Author Topic: API VAR Life and Robbing  (Read 1445 times)
Modenacart
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« on: October 17, 2013, 11:27:45 AM »

I just started treating my hive with API VAR Life on Tuesday.  The bees are not happy and many more than usual hanging outside the hive.  I just saw a bunch of bees fighting so I am assuming they are being robbed.  I reduced the entrance.  The bees are pretty angry too, they stung me, which they don't usually do.   I am not feeding them.

Does API VAR life usually induce robbing? 
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 12:29:27 PM »

No it doesn't but the first dose of thymol does tend to pi$$ them off.   
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 12:58:00 PM »

I see the bees fighting but I don't see heavy bees leaving.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 08:17:42 PM »

Removed the API var.  the fight was really intense.  Now maybe the bees will go back inside the hive to defend it instead of so many fighting outside.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 08:48:49 PM »

All the bees are back in the hive tonight.  I think it will give them a better chance tomorrow.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 10:33:45 AM »

They seem to be in control of their hive now.
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