I installed my first nuc 10 days ago. I checked them out Sunday, they have drawn 1/2 a side of comb. That seems a little slow but its been stormy and cool. The queen was real busy which seems good. The bee's are bringing in pollen. I am feeding them sugar water and spilled some yesterday and today in came the ants. I put some ant killer under a pie pan on the closest ant hill to control that.
I saw 2-3 bee's hovering toward the hive just above the entrance(bottom), Not in any hurry to land. They would come down to the entrance and then bump into a bee coming out then frantically hover some more. I finally saw one fly into the far corner. Could this bee a robber? or do the family bee's hover in front of the hive? I also noticed alot of black crumbs(and pollen) under my screen bottom on the whiteboard. What could this possibly bee? Last of all I saw some smaller bee's peeking out the entrance today and all the other bee's seemed to go over and say hi. Could this bee the newest family members? Just learning things and asking questions.thx