I work all day every day and am home to wave good-bye to the bees as they begin their foraging for the day and then in the evening as they are gathering back at the hive.
Today I came home at 4 PM and there is crazy activity at one of my hives. Many bees are swirling in and out of the hive and buzzing loudly. Perhaps this is new brood orienting to the hive - they seem to be flying up, turning around and looking at the hive and making huge circles.
Am I in for a swarm or is it something that probably happens every day and I'm just not here for it.
BTW, it isn't happening at my other less vigorous (more peaceful) hive.
Here's a picture that doesn't begin to encompass the craziness - maybe the blurs do!http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/2006/05/wild-and-crazy-bees.html
Linda T in Atlanta