For now it appears that the honey bee “robbers” have been repelled by the bees that “adopted” the hive more than two weeks ago. Access to the hive is still limited to a narrow entrance. The hive, itself, is full of buzzing during the day and pollen is coming in, not going out. This photo was taken shortly after a battle–note there is loose pollen behind this bee. The bees have since cleaned the area.