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First of all, my apologies for the poor quality of the video. I was using my phone to take the video, it was getting dark, and the cat kept pushing my hand...

What kind of behavior is this? There were several bees doing this. There were also several bees in small clumps of 2 to 4 that seemed to be "wrestling".

Five minutes after taking this video, everyone went inside except for about half a dozen just hanging out in the doorway.

[video=youtube;PUFXsVAO7RA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUFXsVAO7RA&feature=plcp[/video]
 

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Looked a little Rated R there for a moment, ha! But, it almost looks like their being juveniles at play...beats me...
 

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actually sounds like a robbing session that was thwarted by guard bees, can't see the movies from this computer. Were they attempting to sting the other bees or carry them off the landing board? Is the nectar flow over. If so then could be attempted robbers.
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the one bee is raising her abdomen and fanning an alarm scent to inform the hive that there is a possible intruder trying to get into the hive. <there is a name for this but currently I am having an old timer's moment.
 

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looks like bees from another hive attempting to enter the nuc
 

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to tec's post:
"the one bee is raising her abdomen and fanning an alarm scent to inform the hive that there is a possible intruder trying to get into the hive."

bee culture>a closer look-sting alarm pheremone

a short quote from the article:
" When patrolling guard bees perceive an intruder they raise their abdomens in the air, extruding the sting. Alarm pheromone is released and fanned into the hive by the agitation of wings, and workers come rushing out to pursue the intruder. However, the intruder must be in motion in order for bees to locate and attack it. The immediate but rather short-lived defensive response that alarm pheromone produces classifies it as a 'releaser' pheromone"."
 

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The video definitely looked like an attempted and thwarted robbery, time to feed some bees. The wrestling certainly sounds like the same.

Is the name of the gland "nasarov" and the action "nasaroving"? (actually I thought that was - marking home, the queen is here.)

But I'm not sure.
 
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