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Hello,

I’ve noticed I have a lot of bees on the outside of my hive. Most of them are washboarding. Should I be worried about swarming?

This hive started from a nuc this year and has really taken off.

Any help or thoughts appreciated!!
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I think they are just hanging out. I have several hives, four out of seven that look just like yours in the photo. Mine are washboarding also and a lot just cover the face of the hive. It's hot here,in the high 80* F. Also,I treated with Formic Pro a little over a week ago so I have the bottom entrance reducer fully removed to give them a wide open entrance for added ventilation.
Thanks! I appreciate the response. I won’t worry too much about it.
 
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