These bees were in the log hive & have been so (the colony) for the last 2 years…this is the 3rd year, so they are jammed in there very cosily. It might be about 70-80 litre capacity in there all together but as far as I’m aware, there hasn’t been a swarm since they moved in.
Today, they’ve emerged to the surface of the log & appear to have started building wax under the cluster. I think it’s wax…it certainly isn’t log!
Has anyone any idea what they might be about? My own thinking is that they know they have to move but don’t really want to budge from where they are even though there is 4* accommodation just across the bee garden.
I have placed a skep not far from where they are but am mystified by their odd behaviour.
Can anyone please advise me on their behaviour?