Traffic Jam!

There’s a flurry of activity today! They seem not to mind the overcast nature of the day and the fact that it might rain. There is so much activity that they are actually having a bit of a traffic jam between the foragers coming back from their flights and the foragers who are taking off for theirs. They seem to be so busy coming in and out that there were many just crawling around on the front of the hive, I think potentially waiting for their turn. I kind of wonder if at some point I should switch my entrance reducer to the wider setting; however, I know that gives the guard bees more area to be responsible for when it comes to trespassers. Right now I have it on the small setting which is probably no more than 3/4 inch tall and wide. I’m going to keep an eye on that and see how it goes.


2 thoughts on “Traffic Jam!

    • Yeah, the workers actually play different roles throughout their life, one being a guard for the hive but even if they are a nurse or a forager they can step up and switch to the guard role if need be. Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets are all predators – they like to rob honey:(

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