Harvested, Dearth Starting, and Robbing noticed

2010
07.16

I took 2 friends, Wes Chang and Cory, out to my outyard and we robbed the bees. Only 2 top bars. Took a minimal amount of honey, only 3 bars. 2 from yellow hive, 1 from red hive.

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Noticed a tornado of bees robbing on the plainview hive, so I smoked it and then reduced the entrance.  Don’t know how bad they were hit. I’ll check upon my return from my expedition.

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Opened the hot hive on the end, Wes didn’t want to get near it.  He came close and got popped him thru his veil.  They began to drop into my boots, then crawled up my suit. I just hate that, so I backed off and closed it up. I did take note that they filled up a medium.  I’m estimating 50 # of honey.

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Looks like indian blanket is finished. That was the major source that I can tell, so dearth is starting. That explains the plainview hive robbing issue.

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