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House Bee
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« on: August 07, 2010, 08:15:23 PM »

What does mean when there are HUNDREDS of Bees hanging out on the entrance. It been REALLY hot here that last 2 or 3 days.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 08:33:11 PM »

they are bearding... when it gets too hot in the hive, they will bunch up on the outside of the hive to help cool the hive down a little....mine are doing it here in PA almost every night until it cools down
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 09:44:56 PM »

zzen01, you may be already doing this, but are you venting your hive?  It helps dissipate the heat.
Michael Bush
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 10:08:00 PM »

It means it's not REALLY hot or there would be tens of thousands...

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