I suppose some of you already knew this, but I was excited to learn something from simple observations from looking in my observation hive.
"Washboarding" is discussed in most beekeeping books, but I have never seen any that mention it occuring within the hive itself and not just on the landing board/front porch.
I was watching them the other day and sure enough, they were Washboarding on the inside of the O.H.
On the glass and on top of the wood on the deep(frame) I noticed this.
I also noticed other bees moving rapidly and jumping. They were attacking another bee on top of the deep. She kept running back and forth and in circles to avoid them. They didn't ball her, but just casually attacked her one or two at a time. They didn't appear to be stinging her, but may have. I noticed that her abdomen was a third or nearly half as long as the other workers, but otherwise normal. Later I saw her on the ground outside the hive barely moving. I wonder if bees throw out others based on appearance or odor or both or something else...