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Bees Bearding in Rain

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I noticed bees in my one of two hives are bearding at the entrance. During the day they are around the entrance moving back and forth. The best analogy I can use is like a vacuum cleaner.

Right now its late evening and raining, but they are still out. Any thoughts on why? Are they getting ready to swarm? Hive to hot, poor circulation?

I added a super this morning to give them some room as this was a strong hive, but it hasn’t done anything as yet. Any thoughts or feedback would be much appreciated.
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They are probably cooling the hive - solid bottom board?
Yes! There is a solid bottom board. Should I be looking to change this?
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