I had an unexpected day off today and had time to sit around in the heat and watch the bees in our backyard. I took some photos of the bees scenting.
They’re scenting en masse because the hive was moved a few feet yesterday. Today is the first day since the move for the hundreds of drones to get out and do their thing. And if it wasn’t for the scenting, the drones and many of the foragers (though mostly the drones because they’re exceptionally slow and stupid) would return to the old location and not find their way back home to the new location.