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New Bee
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« on: May 10, 2006, 02:02:19 PM »

Are roaches a problem?  Would a healthy colony police them out, or do they get fellow insect rights?
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 02:49:29 PM »

I get roaches occasionally hiding between the inner cover and top cover or under the top cover overhangs.  Never had any problems with them.  I think they are just interested in a dark place.  Have never had them down "in" the hive.  Bees seem to keep them out.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 09:19:59 PM »

Roaches on the inner cover, under the hive etc. are normal.  Roaches in the hive are a symptom of a weak hive that can't care for the space it has.

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