I was doing a last “quickie” hive inspection this afternoon and found a lot of these bees in one hive. I watched my italian bees approach these strange looking creatures and do their touchy, feely thingy. My bees stayed very calm and accepted these strangers among them. I am assuming they have the correct pheromone to be so accepted but what in the world are they? Friendly or cleaver invaders or a freak of nature?
Unfortunately I didn’t see the queen as it was a cool day with rain coming in.
Bottom line— should I be concerned?