Here is a 3 day window into my hive activity.
1.) Loads of coming and goings. Pollen and nectar. Busy bees.
60km winds most of the day but they battled on.
2.) Sunny and no wind. So orientations occurring at both hives at the same time, I think.
3.) Today cold and fairly constant rain.
Looks like all the bees can’t get back in out of this bad weather. I fear they are going to be dead soon.
The hives are around 10 months old and established from nucs I purchased. The flow supers have only been on a couple of weeks. Looked in through the back viewing door today. It’s packed to the rafters. (They are not working it today.) usually working it though. Just packed in out of the weather I’m guessing.
My question is does anyone know why the bees are clustering outside when it’s so cold and wet?