I have posted a short video of honey bee wash boarding behavior on YouTube at: http://goo.gl/duFdi
One particular colony was remarkably active all summer (2012) in NE Ohio. Most colonies showed some of this behavior, but this colony was exceptional.
If you are primarily a gardener who keeps some bees, could I ask you opinion?
From a gardener’s perspective, does present-day beekeeping equipment meet your needs? Is it the right size, the right color, they right style? Can too many bees be too much of a good thing? I’ve spoken to many gardening groups and have been told that the common beehive is not always well-suited for the garden environment. If you agree, what changes do you suggest?