My Standard Workware:
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Carhartt Shorts: http://amzn.to/2FKRT46
White Tee ("Stay Tucked"): http://amzn.to/2DuoARu
Muck Boots: http://amzn.to/2HBWplQ
Leather Boots: http://amzn.to/2pbV8vd
Sheffield Pocket Knife: http://amzn.to/2penG6g
Bee Protective Gear:
Bee Gloves: https://blythewoodbeecompany.com/product/vented-beekeeping-gloves-made-of-goatskin/ref/3/
Tools for the Job:
Smoker Fuel: ttps://blythewoodbeecompany.com/product/premium-applewood-smoker-fuel/ref/3/
Hive Tool: https://blythewoodbeecompany.com/product/j-hook-hive-tool/ref/3/
Mini Hive Tool: https://blythewoodbeecompany.com/product/j-hook-hive-tool-mini/ref/3/
Fillet Knife: https://amzn.to/2qqxlrU
Facebook: Brueggens Bees
Later in the season, bees tend to get much worse about robbing. As seen here in the video, it was pretty intense by the end, and I had to block down the entrances with grass to try and help the colony fend it off. Hopefully it all settles down and they are OK. Also, the cooler temps were making my repellent not work as well.
The issues with messy combs aren't a result of late season, but just lack of inspection and maintenance.
The robbing issues plagued us all day, resulting in more problems actually harvesting, and having to re-filter all the honey.
Definitely not something I want to do again if I can avoid it.