My top bar hive is about 100 feet from my house. Usually the bees rarely are seen near the house. Over the past week, the bees are frequently around the house and doors, making it unsettling for my kids to go outside. Also, the usual relatively organized activity outside the hive is replaced by uncoordinated circles of flight around the hive.

Is this because fall is coming here in Maryland? Should I think about another issue? Thanks!