I understand that orientation flights usually take place between 2 and 4 pm. Is it possible for all four of my hives to be having an orientation flight at the same time? It looks like orientation; just hovering around the front of the hive; some sitting on the hive. . .but it's all four hives at once! Very noisy and impressive, I must say. The only disconcerting thing is that right by the entrance gate to the apiary, about 10 feet from the hives, there are about 6 or 8 bees on the ground with apparent deformed wing virus! I haven't had much trouble with varroa these past years--3 to 5 mites on a 48 hr sticky board count--but it looks like I'd better do some FGMO fogging again. I've been neglecting the varroa aspect because of the shb problem! I guess I'll have to juggle the two of them.