This has been my first experience with bees and it was truly a fascinating experience!!! ancing: Last night I picked up 4 nucs that I had ordered and hived them today. I would say I did it all myself, but I had alot of help from my husband. :thumbsup: After we got them set into their new homes and gave them something to feed on, we sat back and watched the excitement. It looked like one hive in particular was extremely active and we noticed that numerous bees congregated on the landing board. It seemed as if they all were discussing what the password was to get inside. :mrgreen: As the sun started setting, everyone appeared to have sorted things out and the bees were all moving in for the evening. What kind of perplexes me is that most of the day there seemed to be a few stragglers that stayed in the bed of the truck which we carried the nucs home in. About 10 of them wanted to huddle together and stay in one particular spot. My husband opened up an empty nuc box and coaxed them into it and then carried them over to where the hives were set up. But it was not long before it seemd they had returned. It is getting dark outside right now and they are still clinging to that spot on the truck. The weather today was clear and sunny with temperatures around 80 so I don't think they were huddling for warmth. Has anyone seen this before and why this small group might be doing this?