My friend Manny who started a TBH last season, just called me this morning with a concern. Seems he is finding what looks like pollen piled up outside all around the hive. He swears this is pollen having touched it with his fingers. He claims it is a very large amount. He says the bees are placing it there. This is not on the ground, but on the landing. But it is also around the entrance.(which is a small hole about the size of 2 bees)
Also found some brown streaks which I told him is a bit of diarrhea, but not much. Probably from holding in and not being able to fly out due to very cold weather.
Other than this, the bees are flying in and out very nicely.
Does anyone have any ideas I can tell him. He seems a bit worried.