I'm looking for some information about bees and hives. I'm writing a story with a minor character that keeps bees. There is a short scene where the main character visits the bee keeper. I was wondering if you could describe what a healthy hive smells like. There is lots of talk on these boards of foul smells associated with sick or dying hives. Does that mean that a healthy hive has little to no smell? The character would be very close to the hive so even minor smells would be noticed.
Thanks in advance.