Sorry to be a nudge, everyone, but I want to do this right. I've been fussing and futzing about what my colony has been doing, and trying to describe what has been happening. It was suggested I get another super on before they decide to swarm. I did, and the result is the same. Maybe, I got to thinking, what they're doing is normal in hot, humid weather. I wouldn't know what was normal and what wasn't if I saw it with my own eyes. So I took some pictures to see if some more experienced eyes can tell me what's there. These are taken at about 8 pm, temperature in the mid 70, with highs in the upper 80s through the day and humid.
The front entrance . . .
The inner cover . . .
A close-up of the front entrance . . .
Do I just ned to lighten up?
PS -- Besides this forum, I've used "The Beekeeper's Handbook" by Sammataro and Avitabile as a reference. And I just bought a copy of Beekeeping for Dummies. Don't they say you should have two books?