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Recently I split one of my hives by taking the top brood box off to make the new hive. That evening I saw the bees bearding outside the hive entrance in the rain. This has also happened today even when it has been absolutely pouring it down. Its been 14 degrees Celsius in London today so I don’t think it’s the heat. Does anyone have any idea why? There hasn’t been any swarm signs that I have seen.

BeeKeepClub Changed status to publish June 20, 2021