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Odd Beehavior

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I just happened to glance out the garage window at the apiary and saw bees flying all around the back and sides of the hives. Usually they just head straight out and back again. They are also clustering around the seams between the boxes seemingly trying to get in. More on one hive in particular but on others as well. The hive most of them seem to be on should have and emerging (or recently emerged) queen if that means anything... There doesn't appear to be any robbing signs at the entrances.
I'm hesitant to do my inspection with this happening.
What could be going on?
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Yup. Though there are feeders on all of the hives. I'm wondering if it's because they are a small colony (rearing a queen). I guess once robbing starts they become interested in all the hives which explains the activity on the other stronger hives as well.
 
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