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Honey Bees Bearding

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Do the queen get out of the hive with bee when they are Bearding ? or she never leave the hive entrance even in hot nights .
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To the best of my knowledge, with the exceptions of mating flights, swarming, and absconding, the queen never leaves. Nor does she venture outside, even to walk around on a hot summer night.
 
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