Vivian and Craig Scott of Newark, Delaware have replaced their guard bees with a guard cat. Craig writes:
We recently moved a nuc into a medium box in an effort to give the hive a better chance of making it though the winter. The box was constantly getting robbed by our stronger hives so we fired the guard bees and hired a guard cat. Worked! We think in another month or so when the hive is stronger our cat will find another place to soak up the sun.
I’m not sure she looks all that reliable, but she is definitely cute.