Opened the hive to check for swarm cells – to see if that’s why we had a swarm like moment yesterday. Found some.
My bees are flying in a swirling tornado shape and there are lots of them. My first thought is, ‘It’s a swarm’. By the time I got home they had all crawled back into the hive, with a number ‘bearding’ the outside of the hive. What is this? A swarm or not a swarm or something else? Photos and video attached.