This evening, right before bees start settling down for the afternoon (7pm pacific time) I was standing on my Dads porch and noticed there were a bunch of bees almost orienting on his pump room door. Went down and there were probably 2-300 bees coming in and out. I pulled the piece of plywood they were crawling into down to see what was up. There is definitely a nice cavity..... but no ball of bees. I’m kind of perplexed. I thought for sure they were orienting to their new home and I’d find a swarm.
So, for now, I waited for the bees to disperse.... closed the pump room door, and set a bait hive next to the entrance with swarm lure in it. No old comb, so it’s beeswax rubbed new wood.
Figure they will be upset in the pump room tomorrow or they won’t. If they are, I’ll have to keep digging till I find them. If not, maybe I’ll get very lucky and they will take a look at the hive I set in their path.
So anyone explain what’s going on??