Bearding, there are two deeps on the bottom, you can not even see one of them.
Could it be that the flow has ebbed and there isn't a reason for every bee to expend the energy?
The flow did slow for a couple of weeks. Now it is starting to pick back up.
I guess all you can do is make sure the bees have enough room inside...if you have one hive body only and 8 frames being worked...it's time to add another floor to the apartment.
If they are Russians...check to see if they aren't on the porch drinking vodka after work...
"I mess with bees not for the honey, but in order not to have played golf."
I have two deeps on every hive and all of these have at least two supers. It rained last night and today no bearding. I did not see piles of dead bees.