Two new hives as of package installation May 2, 2014. Lost queen early on in one hive. It reared new queen. Inspected last week and different stages of larva and capped brood covering about 50% of previously established brood foundation. Just moments ago I walked out to inspect both of our hives. Our other (healthiest) hive with 2nd deep box added this past Saturday had bees going in and out as usual. The other weaker hive that had reared a new queen (oh, and we could not find the queen during inspection this past Saturday) was also busy with bees going in and out at a slightly slower pace.
So, here's the weird thing....there were about twenty bees at the entrance of the weaker hive. They were lined up all around the reduced opening. They were doing some kind of dance where they would take three steps forward and three steps back...over and over endlessly. What are they doing?