What is happening here? Bees congregating

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Auckland
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Hobbyist
Hey guys.

I am wondering why I have so much activity in my hive at the moment. It has been going on all day, and this photo was taken at 7.30pm. I closed the hive entrance in case it was robbing.

I got a good harvest off this hive early December. By early Jan they had almost filled it, but I am yet to do a second harvest.

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maungaturoto
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Commercial
i wonder if flows are tapering off and bees starting to seal up the hive.

btw i don't recommend closing up hives in this heat.
 

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