Queen going for a stroll?
Today I brought back to the homestead a hive of bees, set them up on their stand and during all the flying a few got noisy around the weak hive, I did see a few fights, then closed the entrance to about 1/2 inch, didn't amount to anything. But afterwards I saw the queen outside on the landing board, really, I say to myself that has to be queeny , I sure don't have a worker that big and pretty. Then after I fixed up a few watering hole for the bees, I walked down to see if all have calmed down, and low and behold there she was again on the landing board, I did see her go inside. So is this normal behavior for the queen? Would it have anything to do with placing a frame of capped brood inside? Or is she planning to make a break for it?