Is this orienting flight patterns?

  1. nutrility21
    So we had a cloudy morning (big surprise) but then to the delight of the new bees (and mine!) the sun came out mid morning and it's been sunny all afternoon and much warmer. The bees have been slowly trickling out of the hive and hovering around the hive in little circles that don't seem to get any bigger than about 30 feet. It seems like they must be figuring out where they are so my guess is this is orienting flight patterns. But I have never had bees before now so I'm not 100% sure. Has anyone else witnessed this behavior?
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