Why are my Bees on the outside of the hive? This is a question we often hear from novice backyard beekeepers. Is something wrong? Do the bees not like their hive?
In fact, it is called bearding and it is a normal, natural bee behavior that indicates a healthy hive and healthy bees. When you know your bees are bearding and not swarming you need to do nothing but let them go about their business.