The orientation flights and concerns of whether the hive is beetight yet?

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Posted by Surreybeekeeper | Posted in Beehaus, Beehives, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Equipment, Bees, Uncategorized | Posted on 27-06-2010

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There is something quite satisfying about going up to a hive after putting a new set of bees inside and seeing them flying around quite happily. I have heard before that for the first few days the bees do something called orientation flying and the video below shows exactly that. It is nice knowing that I must have done something right for them to be flying around especially as I saw a couple of them flying into the hive with pollen attached to their legs.

There is one slight concern however, I am not sure if the beehaus is bee tight. If you see the video below you can see a cluster of bees around the super. Maybe they are sneeking in somewhere other than the entrance. I must check this later.

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