Hi all. There have been plenty of videos and comments on Washboarding. My only hive bees do it all the time now, even extending down one side.
A relatives bees do it too, not as much, and he got into a discussion with another friend whose bees don’t do it at all.
After observing close up what the bees are actually doing, I think they are cleaning and polish propolising the timber surface to disallow mould and bacteria to lodge. And they are doing the same on the inside.
Their Washboarding outside on the sides shows the same movements while they propolise any gaps between boxes.
I heard suggested, and now believe, this is the behavior of bees bred for hygiene, and if your hive washboards, you got a good lot.
What are your views on that theory? I just puzzled it together from international reading and observation.
Would love to hear your theories on that. Without another video. Although mine would show you the detail I mentioned above.