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Hello everyone, newbee here, have been gleaning many good things from the forum. Had all the problems of a new beekeeper this year, but that is not what I'm curious about. I was inspecting my hives and one of them had a very audible crackling noise coming from it. Best way to describe it is a crackling fire. It was not concentrated to one part of the hive, but seemed to be even, if you will, anywhere around the hive I would listen. Does anyone know why they would do this? And how? Thanks, Jay.
 

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I've seen a post on this forum with a link to a video of this phenomenon. Give me a sec and I should find it. Its a good sound.:thumbsup:

found the thread here.
 

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I heard that noise this week flipped my foam lid to the side that has an entrance so they could get some ventilation and immediately heard it I think the were just cleaning it and gluing it down.
 

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Yep, thats it! Thanks for the link to the sound Needo. It might be building comb and hell what do I know, but the sound was coming from everywhere. I would place my ear to the hive and every part of it was the same, no louder or quieter any place I checked. Seems it would be a bit louder near the comb building. Hmm....
 

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I'm still hearing that noise. It started about three days after I installed the packages. My hives are almost 6 weeks old, and they are still building like crazy. This Saturday I am going to attempt my first split and see if I can introduce some local genetics into my bee yard.
 
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