Bees Outside the hive?

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Busy Bee 

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Hi,

I have a hive and this evening the bees where hanging around outside about 40 of them not doing very much. They have about 8 frames of brood ( I took a frame of brood of them) and an empty super. Has anyone any ideas what this is or could they be just bored because of the cold weather.


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Polyanwood 

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They usually hang around outside if it is warm or if it is crowded

I may be that if the super is just foundation, it doesn't seem like home yet... you could spray frames with 2:1 syrup to encourage them to like it.
 

sherwood 

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Probably having a crap and a hive orientation flight , all my hives did the same between 5 and 6 tonight
 

steve1958 

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Probably just the Night Shift
 

Gillybee 

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:iagree: with RAB, my bees did this on one of the hives last year, the next thing they swarmed best to deal with this ASAP.

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