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  1. Robbing

    Robbing is a term used in beekeeping. Bees from one beehive will try to rob honey from another hive.

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  1. Robbing

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  1. Robbing

    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

Examples of robbing in a Sentence

  1. Fernando Mateo:

    Jose Alba has our full support, new York City is in crisis and at this point we are just fed up with people robbing, looting, attacking, assaulting, killing our small business owners.

  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger:

    President Trump promised us he wants to 'make America great again.' That's not how you make America great, by taking $1.2 billion from the children and robbing them blind, why would he do that?

  3. Deborah Lehr:

    ISIS is arming its campaign of terror in part by selling the past and robbing future generations of our history, we must constrict the terrorists ’ ability to profit from the sale of plundered antiquities.

  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. 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.

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