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Offline Modenacart

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API VAR Life and Robbing
« on: October 17, 2013, 12:27:45 PM »
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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Re: API VAR Life and Robbing
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 01:29:27 PM »
No it doesn't but the first dose of thymol does tend to pi$$ them off.   

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Re: API VAR Life and Robbing
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 01:58:00 PM »
I see the bees fighting but I don't see heavy bees leaving.

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Re: API VAR Life and Robbing
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 09:17:42 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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Re: API VAR Life and Robbing
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 09:48:49 PM »
All the bees are back in the hive tonight.  I think it will give them a better chance tomorrow.

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Re: API VAR Life and Robbing
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 11:33:45 AM »
They seem to be in control of their hive now.