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Beehive giving off smell

Hello, I’ve noticed when I go near my hive you can smell it. Like the smell of poropolis and the like, is this normal? I have noticed a few bees fighting on the landing pad as well, but I have redued the entrance to around 5 cm wide.

If it smells “fresh” like honey, flowers and healthy things, that is normal. If it smells bad, like rotting or fermenting, that is worrisome and warrants an inspection.

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Ditto to what Dawn said.
I would be checking the bottom tray, or coreflute, if that applies, to see if something is happening in there. I would suggest checking that once a fortnight.

Hello all. The smell is pleasant of honey/propolis. Lots of pollen pants today. I was just wondering since I do have one or two bees fighting on the landing pad. I was worried the smell might be them attacking the comb or so forth. I checked the baseboard and seems to have usual pollen bits and the like.