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Last night was a busy night out at the hives.

They came by to eat up the dead bees laying around and a bit of sugar that fell out of the hives. I feed them sugar blocks over winter. So some sugar is always hitting the ground.

They came in twos, two raccoons, two opossums, must like company.
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I just watched a gardening video that talked about possums and how they eat things like voles and mice in your yard - they are not the cutest, but they are helpful! I'd rather see them in my yard than the big old nosy, messy, can't keep themselves out of the garbage can raccoons! Or "trash pandas" as my kids call them!
 
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They are here, love the dead bees that drop around the hives. The raccoon can cause issues with the hives, one reason we have them up off the ground. They have been know to scratch at the hive to draw the bees out. With the hives up the bees go for their non-hairy belly and sting them.
The possums love the bee bodies, tend to leave the hives alone.

We never have trash out, so the raccoon doesn't get to raid it.
 
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@addy1 Was wondering what those raccoons could do but I see you have it all under control. Always nice to have a free cleanup crew :D
 
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We call them the clean up crew
 

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