How to tell they are storming on?

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The crownboard is stuck down.

You move it and bees rapidly appear.

The frame feeder is empty.

Bees are right across the frames.

There is fresh white wax.

And not a frame moved.

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Alternatively ( and I know it's love em or hate em) use a glass quilt and you don't even have to take the crownboard off.)
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I like that reply MBC,I agree you can tell by smell and also noise.
 

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The hum that a colony makes when they have built up.
 

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Mine must bee mute bees because I don't hear a thing.
 

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Funny I can smell a nice fresh "bee aroma" from the hive and also if you listen on the side of the hive you can hear them buzzing quite loudly.

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You can buy a stethoscope on Ebay for a couple of pounds, and listen to the side of the brood box. This is good for cold weather too. No need to take off the roof. No heartbeat, just a satisfying hum.
 

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Mine must bee mute bees because I don't hear a thing.

Well, TURN YOUR HEARING AID ON!!

Regards, RAB
 

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