So watching the outside of the hive over the past month has me wondering something. Why is there so little activity in the afternoon? Mornings are very busy. The hive gets full sun as soon as the sun comes over the hill (5:30am) till about 1pm. They're busy all during that time coming, going and doing orientation flights at as early as 6am. However as soon as the shade hits the hive it starts to slow down. Not just that they're loafing around at the hive entrance but that they're just not out at all. A few come and go but not the small cloud that is there in the morning. This applies to really warm days like we're having now (100+ degrees). I figured with really warm air temps they would be around the opening more. Also haven't seen any gathering water in the high temps we're having. Expected to see that. Wonder if feeding syrup prevents that need for extra water?