I know, this is probably just a case of the new-bee jitters but…
I installed my new package in an ordinary 8-frame langstroth super just this weekend, and they seemed to be going gangbusters during the nice warm weather. Lots of bees coming and going around the entrance feeder, and in and out of the entrance (like planes lined up to land in sequence).
Then there was a storm with gusty winds and a fair amount of rain. It’s still quite damp out with occasional spots of rain, and sure the bees are unlikely to be going out much in this weather… but I’m concerned because I see no guard bees at the entrance and not much movement in the hive any more. One or two bees potter about the feeder every now and then, but otherwise nothing. I can’t see any bees when I look in.
Reassure me - is this just normal quietude for a brand-new new hive during wet weather?