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The bees followed me home 250 meters. I don't think they like the new mouse guard! Why did I say "Chocolate"? Because my husband was asking what I needed from the supermarket.


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Those bees are Robber Bees. They will look for anything that has the smallest smell of honey on it. You of course get honey on the smoker when you work the hive.

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They were extremely grumpy when I was leaving the hive. So was it the robbers that followed me home and made it hard fo me to get in car? Or did robbers just arrive at doorstep as I got home?

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Hard to say. The bees at this time of the year turn robber very quickly. You have to work the hives very quickly. They will try and rob anything.

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I am definately not fast enough. Especially with the horrid big gloves on. Can my bees turn into robbers? Or is it just all the bees from neighboring hives? I did notice they had gone through a fair amount of stores in the last couple of weeks.Still have a box of honey on, but the brood boxes have lost a lot of honey. Must get a feeder on, but need to find bracken.

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I would not be feeding whilst that level of robbing is going on. Wait for another couple of weeks. [USER=3934]@Alexina[/USER]. Remember bees fly. 250m will take about 5 seconds. Not rain, just robbing.

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[USER=72]@Trevor Gillbanks[/USER] yeah but I can't run that fast! Furtherest any have folllowed me is about 200 metres and only one little bum at that lol. I found it amazing watching those robbers!

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I will wait a few weeks then Trev. before putting a feeder on. Robbers might go away now I have the mouse guard on? Fingers crossed.

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