This is pretty much all day every day lately. They’re pulling in goldenrod nectar and pollen which, unfortunately, makes the hive smell a bit like sweaty socks. It doesn’t have the usual nice smell of honey and beeswax at the moment. But apparently that’s normal and once the nectar becomes honey, it will taste perfectly fine. But you don’t want to stand within about 6-10 feet right in front of the hive where their flight path is at the moment. You’ll be pelted by the constant flow of bees coming and going. But, here’s what it would look like if you did.