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Friday, June 09, 2006

Staving off the Robbers with an Entrance Reducer

I put an entrance reducer on the front of both Destin and Bermuda and went to work. The battle was still raging when I left, but not as bad as before the entrance reducer.

When I returned, there appeared to be peace in the bee world, but not for long.

The Beemaster forum people suggested that I might want to use a robber screen. I read all about it and went to Home Depot to buy my supplies. Posted by Picasa


  1. Before feeding, the feeder had been empty a week. The bees coming and going were light. After feeding - it looked like this: http://myratnest.blogspot.com/2010/09/robbers.html

    Is this typical?

  2. A Boardman feeder on the outside of the hive, particularly in the late summer, early fall, is an invitation to robbers. All fall feeding should be done inside the hive - baggie or hive top feeder or something similar.


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