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Still finding my way around the forum :).

my bees have done a funny thing if an evening lately, there are some of them sitting side by side and another row above them, head down bum up and they are wiggeling the bums in sync.

What does this little spectacle mean?
The other hives next door are not doing anything.
The bees have plenty of room, an empty honey super on top.

thanks guys and girls!
 

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Nasonov fanning?
They fan their Nasonov glands in order to let the other incoming bees where their hive is.
 

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Are they also flapping their wings? Bees will sometimes sit at the entrance and use their wings as fans to move air in or out
 
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