All seven of my hives never "get going" until at least 10:30 am. It's been that way since day one four years ago, so I'd gotten pretty used to it and figured maybe I was wrong--that they don't get to work at "first light" like I always thought "busy bees" did.
Then I captured this swarm. By the time I get outside to open the chicken coop at 6:30 am, these girls are busily flying, orienting, beelining--just a flurry of activity.
Do you this this colony can teach my other colonies to start their day a little earlier? Might mean more honey at harvest, no?