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Took these photos over the last couple of days along with some videos this morning. Just thought I would share.

Videos of hive activity.

A lot of foragers coming a going. This is pretty much how the hive activity looks all day.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2hg9n6rx7ta7lhw/2014-06-10%2013.37.17.mp4

Video doesn't show it very well, many because I was walking towards the hive. But if you notice all of bees shooting up into the air. Mainly noticeable above the fence. Looks like a roman candle.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/n5e07bbaaaxwktk/2014-06-10%2013.35.41.mp4

Temperature here has been up in the mid to higher 90's all week. Humidity us up too. This is a daily occurrence now. Done everything possible to improve ventilation, but still how inside I guess.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0tgh2dczti9f2z2/2014-06-09%2018.01.19.jpg
 

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Do you have a flow on?
I ask because I am a newbee with my very first three hives and I am waiting impatiently to see my first flow. I know what to look for but have no experience to know if I am seeing it. My hives have decent activity, but nothing like this, so judging by your video, if confirmed, we are still awaiting the flow in Northern Vermont.
 

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This hive is a the combination of 2 hives. I had a Package and a Nuc that were a month apart. The queen left the package install so I combined them 4 weeks ago. There is definitely a flow. When I installed the Nuc, there activity was light. But there was only 3 of the 5 frames in the Nuc that were actually populated. A forth was started and one was untouched. That was on April 12th. Now, the bottom box is 7 1/2 frames of brood and 1 frame of honey. The top box was 2 frames of brood (both sides) and a 3rd was started. That was 1 1/2 weeks ago. I did not inspect this week, but will do so this coming weekend.

Once the bottom brood box started to fill out, I noticed an increase in activity. Over the past 2 weeks since I combined the 2 and they have started filling on the top frame it has been a significant increase. You can't see it in the videos, but there is a lot of pollen coming in to the hive.

Can't wait to see what it looks like this week end. I expect at the growth rate, I will be adding a medium supper in a week or 2.
 

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Gonna have to wait until this weekend. It's already 98 here. No what I am putting on the bee suit at this hour and temp.
 
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