THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN UPDATED SINCE ORIGINALLY POSTED.
One of the first things I noticed about our honeybees is how they line up in front of the hive, hold their ground and beat their wings to cool the hive (detailed photos). (I assume that’s what they’re up to.) I usually see 3 or 4 bees in a row, but today I saw about 6 of them forming one long line from the edge of the bottom board going right into the hive. I suppose you have to hang around bees for while to get excited about this. At any rate, I grabbed the camera and managed to record about a minute of it. The line wasn’t as straight and unbroken by the time I hit the RECORD button, but still, bees are cool…
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UPDATE (Jan. 24/11): They are ventilating the hive either to help regulate the temperature inside the hive so the developing brood don’t overheat, or they’re trying to create an air current to evaporate nectar into honey, or both. They’re also likely releasing the Nasonov pheromone which helps foraging bees orient themselves to the hive.