So the wife was sitting in the back yard watching our 3 backyard hives around 530 pm and noticed the queen walk out
Of the bottom deep, walk up he front wall of the deep then walk back into the hive. She coninued to watch
The hive for another 30 min or so and did not see her again. My wife knows what this hive queen looks like as we have been in the hive on numerous occasions, and she is sure it was not a drone. The queen was followed by several attendants. We did a hive inspection several days ago brood all stages, fresh laid eggs, no queen cells and several empty queen cups ( these have been there for a while). We are in the middle of pepper flow and the hive has 2 supers getting ready to be removed. There is also plenty of room for her to lay and store nector. Do queens talk walks in front of the hives?