News & Islam Bee blog What are all these bees up to outside the hive? It's warm June day, the bees are very active – but what are they all doing on the landing board? Click on the image to see the short video clip. Well, they are fanning their wings, but not to ventilate the hive. By exposing a gland, they fan pheromones into the air that help guide bees to the hive – or so we're told.