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Watching the hive entrance today as bees were flying around I have dark brown bees trying to get in lots of fighting at the entrance , is this unsual at this time of year ? as I hope they are not slowly geting robbed out of stores.

Its the same ones that tried this early October but less of them this time.

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Fighting is never a good sign. A colony that is queenless becomes disorganized and call fall prey to robber bees - at any time of the year.

Converseley, if you were a bee in a queenless colony that is collapsing the idea of moving home and finding another colony to join would be no bad idea. That's if the guard bees will allow you in.
 

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Very hard for them to get past the guards at this time of year as they have nothing to bribe them with to gain entry.
 

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