First year. Installed bee package in April. We harvested 5 of 7 frames a couple of days ago. Today, they are flying all over the front of the hive and nearby area where we don’t usually see them at all or at least not in noticeable numbers. One got in the house. Basically, not their regular level of activity.
Should I be concerned something is wrong? Are they just doing this because so much of the hive was disturbed by taking the honey? There was leaking through the brood box, so many of them came out to get the honey at that time. Is this normal? Or did we disturb things too much?
Here is a video of the leaking. But the containers collected a lot more later on even though the streams were the same and the bees where super congregated in the containers on the ground. (It won’t let me embed more than one video as a new user so this one is a link).
Video of leaking from bottom board