I live in Northern Nevada, USA. The temperatures during the day are typically around mid 90's (F) in the late afternoon. The past few days, I have noticed that a large number of bees are congregating on the front face of the hive. This is a hive that is brand new (as am I to bee keeping) and was "populated" with new bees and a new queen on April 16th of this year. I am concerned that this activity may be a clue that I'm failing to understand. I've looked through my books, but can't find information about bees clustering unless it's bees swarming. Therefore, I would appreciate some expert advice as to what this clustering on the front of the hive might indicate and what I should do. I wonder if this practice may reflect that the hive is too warm and perhaps I should open the top a bit to enhance the ventilation, or if perhaps, this is a normal social activity by the bees and is to be expected. I am attempting to include a picture of the bees but am not sure I can. Also the number of bees on the hive face increases as the afternoon progresses. This is my first post to this forum and I want to say thank you for any help. jim It appears from a "preview" that the photo did not attach. Is that my error, or are photos not authorized?