031 – Robber Bees

Desperate times bring out desperate bees, and the late fall periods do just that! When no other food is naturally available, and winter is fast approaching, all of nature desperately seeks out the last few morsels of food as it could be their saving grace that helps them survive the winter. This can be seen in yellow jacket colonies that are rushing to raise the new queens that will overwinter and start new colonies in the spring… by feasting on your honeybees and other unsuspecting insects. Or, it can be the honeybees themselves robbing out a weaker colony in order to horde all the resources for themselves. Tune in now as John and Ken share stories of these exact scenarios!