OK, I got confident and posted how I built this robber screen, but the way things are going this morning, I'm not sure if I need to change some things.
Please someone look at these two pictures and tell me if there is something else I need to do.
Because I am constructionally challenged, I didn't make the shim at the corner (which is supposed to make up for the fact that the screen is slightly larger than the width of the hive) completely flush with the bottom so the bees have an entry at the corner of the robber screen that a few are using:http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6269/2875/640/DSC01124.jpg
There are bees congregating below the bungee cord. These, I guess, could be robber bees. They also could be bees of very little brain who can't figure out how to get over it. Should I take the screen back off and drill holes in the side frames so that the bungee cord hooks could go there and the cord would not need to go competely across the front? (I'm not sure this is a possibility but I think it should be)http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6269/2875/640/DSC01126.jpg
Thanks in advance for your help,
Linda T in Atlanta and feeling panicked