Question Looks like box wants to Swarm?????
Hey, I've got an issue I've not seen before. Approximately 3 days ago, I went into a couple of hives. Since then one of the boxes appears to have most of the bees living on the outside of the box.
I place a new box, with it's entrance on the bottom of that box, on top of the whole hive. Maybe dumb but I thought...well, if they do not want to go back in the old box, maybe they will make a new home inside this new box. No dice. They just moved to the front of the hive under the top of the original lid.
I realize it's hot out there but they do not seem to even leave the box...like they are a swarm.
What in the world?