Then hopefully it's just a strange occurrence. The only times I've had hives be so loud that you can hear them from a distance, they've been queenless. Oh, I've also had them bee somewhat noisy when they were getting heavy ants infesting the hive.
I hate to add to your worry, and I'm sure no expert, but that sounds like queenless bees to me. The splits I made on Thursday and those made this afternoon were roaring within minutes after removing them from the hive. I had one hive that went queenless last year. They also roared very loud.
Man, I'm off to a really bad start. Especially if that queen didn't take. 1st queen died in package got another queen introduced her yesterday and now maybe it looks likeshe didn't take. So now i have to get another queen. Man I'm learning trial by fire.
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