Has anyone got any expalanations for this:
This afternoon about 3:00 I came home from work and I noticed alot of bee activity around my ac condenser. At first I didnt pay much attention But then I got to looking and there were about 200 bees actively flying into the condenser unit (It was running) and I kept hearing this ping ping ping sound. They couldn't fly into it because of the force of the wind but they would land on the edge and walk in. Well the dumber ones would forget and try to fly out. PING PING PING. I figured out what the sound was... little dead bees, thoraxes and abdomens littering the yard. About one per square inch for about 2 feet around. Fewer as you looked farther out. I looked inside the unit thinking a swarm might have moved in this morning before the unit started running. Didn't find a swarm but there were about a thousand (Not exaggerating here) dead bees inside on the bottom. Then I thought maybe there is such a thing as an afternoon swarm, and they're trying to move in . so I set a recently used nuc on the unit and told my son to turn the ac off. I went back to work and came back about 2 hours later. The boy, 16Yr old didn't turn the ac off (shocking I Know!) and the bees are still at it, ping ping ping.. I went in and turned the ac off and went out back to watch the action. After about 15 min no more bees. OK that was weird. As we were leaving about an hour later, the other ac unit around the corner of the house had come on and the bees were doing the same thing to that one.
I'd like to hear some theorys on this. anyone?... anyone?..
For you far northerners: ac=air conditioning not alternating current.
AC = AIR CONDITIONING but we save that for the really hot days.