bee cluster at hive entrance
There is a small cluster of bees that stays in the corner of the hive entrance. If I had to guess, I'd say there is a "large handful" maybe 30-50.They have been there about 5 days. I know what 'bearding' looks like, and besides it has been rainy and cool for 2 weeks straight. What is going on?
The bees were installed as a new package around the end of May, the second deep was put on only two weeks ago (again, delayed by heavy rain for at least a week). I looked at the second deep yesterday and bees were all over every frame. I did not remove any frames for inspection.
My plan was to put on the first honey super around July 4.
Does this persistent entrance cluster suggest I should change that schedule?