Came home tonight and I saw this. Is everything okay? Video inside

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by rw02kr43, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. rw02kr43

    rw02kr43 New Member

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    ablanton New Member

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    Normal. When I get home and see it, I think "Cool!".
     

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    What do you think your seeing?
     
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    orientation flights, the girls just looking at where they live so they can find the house again after work:]
     
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    looks like you have a bunch of foragers in the making judging from the video looks like one of the girls give you a brush back lol proof that not all of them are taking the oreantation flight just seems you have more workers are about ready to bring in more pollen and nectar.
    Barry
     
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    Okay cool. I thought it was orientation flights too. But was also worried it was a sign of swarming. I don't know why they are making all these foraging bees. There is nothing to forage for unless they like dust and dead plants.

    Jason
     
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    that might be true about not having enough forage, but if the queen has not slowed down laying eggs you're still going to have full brood patterns of hatching workers . you might wanna check for hive to see what honey stores, they may be eating them self out of house in home, to feed them at the queen is still generating large brood patterns with no nectar/honey stores.
    Barry