No idea on the maurauding bees, they were a darker almost black bee my new bees are russian, something else and Minnesota hygenic hybrid cross, so they should be super strong. We're wrapping the hive tonight to winterize it.. the cold weather is coming now. Pikes peak got snow yesterday.
A meat bunny buck died in the colony yesterday morning. I had 3 bucks and 3 does that were supposed to go to freezer camp Sunday, but I went to a you pick produce farm instead to get the last of some tomatoes to can for the winter and yesterday I spent the day naking bacon jam abd onion jam