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Are daily orientation flights possibly an indication that new/young bee's are being hatched? :scratch:

Reason, I asked is that I think/thought my TBH was queen-less and may still be but; the large orientation flights every evening has me confused lol

Bee's have been in the TBH approx 29 days

Any advice appreciated, Thanks
 

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As new bees hatch and become nurse bees, older nurse bees are relegated to forager status; who then make orientation flights.

(or something like that)
 

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Larva or eggs is a better way of figuring out queen status.. bees will always get older and get promoted to foraging.

have you seen brood before or was it a swarm you weren't sure if there was a queen?
 

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Being queenright is a very important part the hive.
This is one of the first things you need to inspect for.
You don't have to see the queen, look for eggs and brood.
Use a magnifying glass if you are visually impaired like me.
You really need to get in there. Take some picks and post them while you are at it:)
 

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Being queenright is a very important part the hive.
This is one of the first things you need to inspect for.
You don't have to see the queen, look for eggs and brood.
Use a magnifying glass if you are visually impaired like me.
You really need to get in there. Take some picks and post them while you are at it:)
10-4 I'll do that this weekend:}
 
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