Okay I'm new. Two new packages installed on Sunday evening. Queens released from cages yesterday evening best I can tell.
Anyway, today there is activity. Some bees coming in with big loads of yellow pollen. But there are some MUCH larger bees coming and going in the hives. They aren't carrying anything in that I can see. Sometimes the guard bees jostle them around a bit, but I don't see any actual fighting. They emerge, fool around on the front porch a few seconds, then fly off toward the woods nearby. They also fool around on the concrete blocks and landing board when the arrive before they go into the hive. They are not squatty like I thought a drone would be--like the two or three drones that were stuck to the outside of the packages when we picked them up. But maybe I'm just too new to know. Do drones come and go a lot from the hive? I pictured the drones as the lazy guys who lay around the hive flipping through channels on the remote and waiting to be brought honey-flavored beer. These are just like the workers but BIGGER.
The entrance reducers are in place and there's just a tiny little slit to come and go through.
Help. Is this all normal or is it robbing from some outside hive or feral colony?