Yesterday I took the plunge and set up a bee hive from a local Dominican beekeeper.
Everything seemed to be normal until this morning when I observed a lot of activity (compared to yesterday) and noticed a few bees on the ground. It appears that they are dying.
About an hour later I then noticed massive activity and then above the bee hive I can see what is called swarming. There are 100's of bees crawling all over each other in a ball, obviously protecting the queen.
Now, is this normal within a 24 hour period? Is the colony unhappy where they are? Did the beekeeper give me an old queen? Or is it another colony wanting to move in?
I have called the man who hooked me up with the bees/ hive and he is expected to come soon, but I wanted to ask people on this board what is going on and what to do?
Any suggestions welcomed, thx.