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Okay.

I know our bees are unpredictable, and I am getting used to that by reading all of your posts.

This weekend I split a hive, and destroyed the queen. I now have no queen (will raise two), and two deeps.

On one of the deeps, the bees are hanging out on the outside (bearding). The really odd this is they're staying there overnight. The temps during the day have been in the 90s. Neither of my other two hives are doing this, nor is the other half of the split. They stay there overnight when temps drop down to the high sixties.

Odd I think.

What do you think?

DG
 

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Don't worry about it.
I bet the split with the staying-out-overnight-bees is on the place of the original hive?
The bees outside are the "old ladies" of foragers.
They don't like it to have it warm and prefer to stay outside.
This doesn't matter, it's common in summer ;)
 

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Ahh!

That makes a good deal of sense.

I'll give it a whirl. If that doesn't work, I'm going to be sewing an awful lot of flannel jammies for the bees. They must be chilly at night.

DG
 
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