Looks like a defensive line in a football game. NOTHING was getting through that didn't belong in the hive.
That sometimes happens if they've been getting bothered by wasps or similar.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).
Looks like they are preparing for the goal line rush. Definitely not a nickle package!
looks like my girls lately. They have been a bit grumpy and pissy due to the thunderstorms and dearth.