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    Robbing is a term used in beekeeping. Bees from one beehive will try to rob honey from another hive. Robbing behavior is especially strong when there is little nectar in the field. Strong colonies with the largest stores are the most apt to prey upon weaker colonies. Some robbing is carried out so secretly that it escapes notice. Most of the time, when robbing is going on, one can see bees from the opposing hives fight. The fights can lead to significant losses of bees. Robbing may go on between hives in one apiary or hives of different apiaries. Among the races of the Western honeybee the Italian bee has been identified with an especially strong tendency to rob. Robbing can be prevented by reducing the entrances of the hive so the attacked hive has a better chance of defending itself. Bees are immediately attracted when a hive is opened and honey supers are removed. In the US South, robbing is an archaic term for removing honey. Beekeepers do not actually "rob" bees in modern times, but "harvest a surplus." Some historical methods of bee "keeping" actually were bee "robbing" in that hives were killed for harvest. As recently as the 1940s Southern beekeepers would "sulphur" hives to take honey. This killed the hives and required bee "keepers" to catch spring swarms to replenish their livestock. In some extreme latitudes bees are still killed at the end of the season to take all their honey, then bees are imported from lower latitudes to begin the next season, but this practice is also dying out, mostly due to expense and movement restrictions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Francis Marion:

    Well, now, this is exactly my case. I am in love; and my sweetheart is LIBERTY. Be that heavenly nymph my companion, and these wilds and .Woods shall have charms beyond London and Paris in slavery. To have no proud monarch driving over me with his gilt coaches; nor his host of excise-men and tax-gatherers insulting and robbing me ; but to be my own master, my own prince and sovereign, gloriously preserving my national dignity, and 'pursuing my true happiness; planting my vineyards, and eating their lucious fruits; and sowing my fields, and reaping the golden grain: and seeing millions of ‘brothers all around me, equally free and happy as myself. “This, sir, is What I long for.” p. 155 ... On his return to Georgetown, he was asked by colonel Watson, why he looked so serious? I have cause, sir,” said he, “to look serious.” Watson What! has general Marion refused to treat?” No, sir.” “Well, then, has old Washington defeated sir Henery Clinton, and broke up our army ? No, sir, not that neither ; but worse.” “Ah! what can be worse?” Why, sir, I have seen an American general and his officers, without pay, and almost without clothes, living on roots and drinking water ; and all for LIBERTY! What chance have we against such men!” It is said colonel Watson was not much obliged to him for this speech. But the young ofiicer was so struck with Marion’s sentiments, that he never rested until he threw up his commission, and retired from the service. ' p 156

  2. Will Dean:

    I will say that it is important to maintain our history and that when we go and start changing monuments and street names that were named after famous Atlantans, famous Georgians, famous Southerners and in some circumstances... famous Americans... you are robbing the next generations of what actually transpired, and it's very serious. It's a very serious offense.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor.

  4. Zakaria Sawadogo:

    There used to be traders who would come buy our gold and re-sell it, but the terrorists were robbing them as they had lots of money.

  5. Jamie McGoldrick:

    As a result of that, organizations who are in areas where cholera has broken out have had to use resources that they would have otherwise programmed for something like food insecurity or malnutrition, what we are doing right now is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

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