16 September 2008

A short history of robbing

Went to check the hives, add anti-varroa treatments, remove the feeders and settle the bees for the winter.
As I packed up, carelessly as it turned out, a great gob of sugar solution dropped out of a feeder, SPLAT, on top of the frames and dribbled right through down to the floor.
Within moments, the air was FULL of robbers, with a no-holds-barred wrestling free-for-all at the hive entrance.
So, all things considered, preparing for winter went, er, well...

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