Re: What type of bees are these?
I'm just putting up with traffic jams and keeping my entrances small for a couple of more days. We JUST got 2 inches of rain, coming out of drought and dearth, and this morning the bees are coming back loaded with pollen. Neither of my weak hives is actually weak, one just needs to go up to a 10 frame, at which point it will be weak, so I have some shuffling around to do in the bee yard, and I will gradually open up entrances as I determine who is strong enough to handle it. I have 2 really strong hives, "muscle bound". If there is flow, they would get bored and rob the smaller hives. Maybe. Beekeeping is local. Did you say whether you had a flow on?
Live and learn. All in all 2013 has been a bit morbid... I still have one hive. Maybe