I was taking a hive out of a wall today (well trying anyway) and as I collected a clump of bees that were near the bottom of the brood section of one of them started making a noise like the queen piping noise that was posted a couple of days ago. Will a queen do this if someone is tearing up the hive?
The hive was at least two years old and had a lot of bees but not a whole lot of honey or comb. I filled a medium super with what I salvaged from the brood section and had about 2 1/2 gallons of comb honey plus maybe another gallon that I spoiled or couldn't get out of the wall. Another odd thing was there seems to be both very dark bees and golden bees working the hive. There seemed to be both of all the classes.