Maybe the difference in our temperature, or just that our bees are more industrious - instead of hanging around chatting they are out gathering food - or their mother has them doing chores inside! :mrgreen:Iddee said:There's the difference. You look at bearding as a problem. I look at it as an asset. If my hives aren't bearding, I worry that there may be something wrong. I like to see a decent beard on each hive.