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SteveJ 

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I store my suppers in the corner of my workshop all ready and waiting with frames made up with foundation. It was a warm day Saturday (For a change) and had the workshop door open. I had bees coming in and out of the shed investigating the supers. They where also having a close look at a pot of old wax I'd cleaned off some frames that's waiting to go in the extractor. So my question is do Bees rob wax?

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Nellie 

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I've not noticed them "robbing" wax before but they'll certainly move wax around inside the hive.

I have seen them taking propolis off frames and boxes outside though.

I tend to make up frames in the garden and I do get a bit of interest from passing honey bees in the foundation so maybe they're just attracted by the smell?
 

roche 

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Maybe they were scouts from a swarm?
 

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:iagree: with above. Scout bees.
 

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Might be scouts then again "normal" bees are attracted by the scent of foundation and or molten bees wax too.

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I had exactly the same thing happen in my garage yesterday, but I thought it could have been because I dropped a frame of honey which fell under a garden bench next to the apiary and I forgot about it. I remembered it in the evening and put it away.
 

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