Monday, July 11, 2011

Entrance Reducers and Robber Bees...

On a tip from fellow HCBA member Mike Feeney, this morning I put an entrance reducer on my hive. I used the large opening, and caused a bit of a traffic jam for my bees, who are extremely active, and seemed to have adjusted to the new entrance quickly. I was told that because nectar flow is slow this time of year, I should help my bees fight off the robber bees that may try to get into the hive, by limiting access at the entrance.

Anyone else have thoughts or advice on the subject?

~Jessica Martin

1 comment:

  1. During this extreme heat wave and drought, should we be feeding the bees?


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