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Los Gatos, CA

May 8, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7775806

Hi, I am new to this and am going to start a hive. Now, I have bat boxes. The bats sleep in the boxes and at night they go out an eat insects. I would assume that the bees are all in the hive by then.
My question is do the bats bother the bees? Eat them?

Forestville, NY

May 8, 2010
3:35 PM

Post #7775847

Not a problem. The bats are nocturnal and are out feeding while the bees are snug in the hive. There are some diurnal (daytime active) fruit-eatting bats, but they won't bother your bees unless your bees are dressed like kiwi fruit and smelling of strawberries.
Los Gatos, CA

May 8, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #7775870

Got it!

To bed early and Kiwi and Strawberries are out for halloween costumes for my bees!


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