This may be a stupid question, but if the bees are coming in with pollen, does this mean nectar is also available to them?
Also, what percentage of bees should be coming in with pollen? Is there a "normal" percentage?
One of my hives has about 50/60 bees flying aroound the hive entrance at any one time, coming and going. Too busy to see who has pollen, moving too much.
Another hive has few bees coming and going but about 60% coming in have pollen.
Third hive has a bunch of bees at the entrance acting like they are "tasting the wood" and sweeping it with their front legs. About 10-15% of the incoming bees to this hive have pollen.
Thanks much, can you tell I sat by the hives today?