How soon after a new bee is born do they take their orientation flight? I have been watching my hive the last couple days and the bees seem to be doing that lazy figure 8 around the front of the hive in the early afternoon. My hive doesn't get sunshine on it all day but it does get it sporadically throughout the day. They seem to come out when the hive is in full sun, fly around a bit and go back inside. I don't see it as much when the hive is shaded. With new bees being born all the time, do they wait until there is a group of them and all go together or do they go out as soon as they emerge?