It was another hot one today, about 90f or 35c and I noticed a hundred or so were on the front of the hive cooling off I spose. I shaded it and gave them a sprinkle with water that they like and they carried back into the hive pretty quickly.
I noticed, like the other really hot days so far that there was a clump each time about the size of a matchbox, maybe 20 or 30 and 2 or 3 deep. Like they were on top of the queen maybe?
The rest were in a rough circle top right of the entrance. I notice that the clump moves back into the hive as a clump. The rest, well 80% of them form a line 3 abreast and march back in after the clump, the other 20% hang around, have a drink, some roll over like a dog on the lid! in the drops of water! Eventually they all go back in and only a few hang around the front.
So do you think the Queen could be in the clump getting some air? and what about this marchin in business, whats all that about?