Yeah it was around 3 pm. SO that is what I was probably witnessing.
And these are both newly installed packages on april 19th. They did stop hitting the feed hard and I took it away Saturday. They have capped honey on frames in the bottom hive body. That enough to tell one the flow is strong? With the numbers seen there, are they ready to have the reducer removed?
I did mess up their routine too. the hive reducer is a bit short and there was a gap on the left side they were using for an entrance. well when I turned the bigger gap I moved it over enough they couldn't go in that way. caused a bee jam immediately. even the next day they would fly to that corner and then walk right and go in the new entrance. I could not believe the amount of bees that got in that jam just seconds after making the change.
This is all new so seems about every encounter with the hive I have more questions. HAHA run right in and look at my lessons in beekeeping books but it sometimes doesn't have the answer.