Are you going to the Beginning Beekeeping Workshop run by the Wake County Beekeepers Assoc. this saturday?
Hi Jason... No, unfortunately I won't, I didn't even know it was happening. I'm sure I could use it but I will preparing for a backpacking trip in the Shenandoahs.
and welcome to the forum. I will look forward to hearing about your journey. You're lucky to have found this forum before your bees arrive.
Linda T, Thanks for this tidbit. Very helpful.
Sometimes in the afternoon, notoriously around 3 - 4 or so, the bees do orientation when the new foragers are learning how to recognize the hive. They dart out and up and turn around and go back and do it all over again. This can look a little frantic and is sometimes interpreted by us newbees as robbing or swarming. You probably don't have much for robbers to be interested in yet and you probably are observing bee orienting behavior.
Thats all for now,
Bee1, Durham NC!