17426RE: [Beekeeping] bees outside
- Jul 6, 2013It is normal. Google "bees bearding" for explanation.
From: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com [Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Jeannette [Angevine@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 9:00 AM
Subject: [Beekeeping] bees outside
I started 2 hives this spring. Well, I tried to start two hives, with two queens and so on, but *all* the bees went into one of the hives. I've been putting extra supers on to accommodate them, but for some time a lot of them have been outside the hive (in front) and I've been fearing a swarm. So recently I split the hive (don't know yet whether or not it worked). A LOT of bees from the first hive are still outside the doorway and on the front of the hive.
I should add that it's really hot, and while I've tried to ventilate the hive, I'm sure they're uncomfortable.
Is this normal? Am I still risking a swarm? Any advice?
Many thanks --
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