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.