Bees washboarding


#1

I have noticed over the last three weeks that bees have been washboarding out the front of hives. Here is a photo of them washboarding on the front of the Modified Dadant hive.




Interestingly, it’s about the same time as last year that I posted this washboarding video of the front of the Flow hive.

Anyone else seeing this behaviour in Canberra at this time of year?


#2

Hi there, mine (?) are doing that but on the inside of the box wall. It’s a very simple box with a hole basically, no frames. So what are they actually doing?


#3

Ian, there is no real certain answer, good summary here: