One of my colonies seems intent on robbing the others.
Spoke to my mentors about changing the queen, but it doesn’t seem to be the done thing.
The larger colonies are ok, but I have 3 colonies just getting established in their 8 frame broodboxes for winter. They have to fight robbers off every day, which probably keeps them away from their job of storing for their needs.
Did all the things like putting the core flute in top slot, reduce entrance to 1cm for a few days, now all reduced to 5cm.
My hives aren’t even close together, but in clusters of 3 or 4 all over our hilly land. So crowding isn’t an issue.
There is forage and all hives are still putting on a little each day.
I heard robbing screens prevent the robbers from flying straight into the entrance, so I would like to try that.
I haven’t found robbing screens for purchase in Australia.
Does anybody have a plan for building them? Please, I don’t know what else to do.