Got a hive that has been a straggler this year... Lately, I've noticed a couple of queen cells forming in this hive on one of the frames. The bees seem healthy, but apparently don't like the "bought queen" I placed in the hive back in the spring. I have noticed more activity on the outside of the hive in that there are more bees around the entrance. Usually happens in the evening.
Are they about to swarm? Or are they just getting air, taking a break, smoking cigs, and talking about the bad ole queen they are going to replace ?