Bees clustering on outside of hive
- Hello to all,
Yesterday 10/3/02 it was a cold clammy rainy day here in Michigan,
temp 60 degrees, maybe lower.
When I got home and checked my bee hive, there was a large 'ball'
or 'cluster' of bees on the front of the hive trying to keep warm. It
was about 5" in diameter and about an inch thick. Several bees thick
and in my opinion they were clustering to keep warm. The bees were
very close to the entrance and could have walked right in if they
wanted to. My question is why??
Is the hive full? I do not know. I did remove all honey supers a few
weeks ago. Or are these bees silly??
Tom in Michigan