This video from Germany (I think) is showing robber bees crowding in through a little hole above the regular entrance. It also shows a really simple way to attach hardware cloth mouse guards using push pins.
I did a spot inspection today and my bees were robbing like mad. Trying to anyway. Every hive I checked still has at least some brood – in one I even saw quite a few eggs. But they all seem to be well stocked up for winter – so I’m finished feeding sugar syrup for the year.
After Thanksgiving I will be putting small hives on top of big hives with double screen boards between, and applying sugar or candy to all of them to serve as emergency stores.
That’s about all I can do for a while other than wish them luck.
We will be voting for new officers at the next meeting – so plan to come or we might elect you in absentia.