Frelon!! We woz robbed!!

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elibump

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Frelon!! We woz robbed!!
« on: July 31, 2009, 07:28 »
Went to do usual inspection of the bees yesterday.  Firstly the Gaffer killed a frelon (hornet?) which was eating one of our bees :mad: :mad:.  Then the bees themselves got all grumpy as we tried to inspect  :tongue2: :tongue2: so we had to close the hive and leave them to it.  Later couldn't help noticing far too much activity around the hive so checked and loads of fighting going on and bees entering the hive but without pollen so, obviously a robbing expedition :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:.  Following instructions in the book we blocked off loads of the entrance to the hive and soaked a bedsheet to cover the hive.  Things seem calmer this morning. 

Any further advice on what we should have done/ should do?? :unsure:

Thanks
Eli xx
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Roughlee Handled

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Re: Frelon!! We woz robbed!!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 10:58 »
Where are the robbing bees coming from?
Stuart


Dont worry I am just paranoid duckie.

If I get the wrong end of the stick its because I have speed read. Honest.

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elibump

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Re: Frelon!! We woz robbed!!
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 16:19 »
No idea.  There isn't another hive around here so must be wild bees, I think.


 

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