Last night I noticed that some of my bees were flying out from under the bottom of the hive. It was almost the same amount as were coming out of the entrance. My hive is on a pallet, so I put my phone through the slats and aimed it up at the bottom of the hive to get a few pictures. Attached is what I found. It seems that the hive screen has disconnected at one or more places and the bees are crawling out that way. I'm pretty sure I need to do something about this ASAP to avoid any future problems, but I am not sure how to go about it. Should I remove all the hive bodies and staple the screen back in place? Should I buy another screened bottom board and just replace it? We, as in my bees and I, are also still recovering from a lot of rainy, windy weather (hurricane season) and I am worried that I may disrupt their recovery by opening the hive right now.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!