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Hi ,
I have a hive that I started from a nuc , about five weeks ago .
Today , I noticed about 50 bees walking on the ground in front of the Hive .
The hive sits about 3 feet off the ground on a deck .
Watching the bees , I have noticed a few of them "pooping " , not sure the proper bee term there .
It was yellow and a bit runny . Some of the bees fly off , some fly a couple feet .
I am new to beekeeping , so I don't know if this is normal , or not .
The hive has been growing great , gone from five frames to nine filled out completely with brood , pollen and honey . I just added a medium on top of the large , last week . I guess thats growing pretty good .

Anyway , is this normal ?

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I would say it is somewhat normal. A new bee doesn't fly for about the first week. I would imagine she has to go pretty badly by that time. The consistency sounds correct.
 

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walking around on the ground isn't particularly good, but the numbers really not that great. Bees can and do get dysentary, but not usually this time of year, I would pay them a bit of attention for further symptoms larger numbers of bees.
Barry
 
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