We are now honey bee free, and honey free! The roof has been repaired, so now we can move on to the other tasks that have popped up.
As shown below, the bees were ferociously making honey combs to lay eggs in. The queen was gearing up for a big summer season. The honey was made to feed the larvae and the bees themselves, but they weren’t making enough yet to store for future purposes.
They were fascinating in the box. Not so much in my house.