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I have a very full hive. It has 3 supers and 3 free frames in brood. Queen is clipped.over the last week I have noticed a build up of bees under mesh floor and on front of hive as if they are about to swarm. They are doing this habitually; however there are no queen cells in hive ( I have checked several times).
Any ideas what they are doing? How can I stop it please?

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>over the last week I have noticed a build up of bees under mesh floor and on front of hive as if they are about to swarm.

This is not "as if they are about to swarm". It's just bearding. They may or may not be about to swarm, but this has nothing to do with it.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#bearding
 
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