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Bees congregating at hive entrance in the evening

 
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bcolburn
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Bees congregating at hive entrance in the evening Reply with quote

In my TBH I have a 3-hole entrance. Towards the evening the bees form a small mound over at least two of the holes. When bees return they burrow through the mound into the hive. Why do bees seem to be busting out of the hive?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it very hot where you are? Could be bearing to cool off. Also is there enough space in the hive, could be to crowded.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that hot. Today it is in the 60s F and they are doing it. I have 3 open bars towards the back and one in the front so I think that they have plenty of room.
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