It is early on an overcast morning, about 5:30 a.m. Strong storms are a few hours out. Bees are not exactly fond of these conditions. I went outside my introverted comfort zone to join in on this meeting, uninvited.
Once I got close, really close, I could tell their wings were not flapping which means they were not trying to cool off the hive. I am not sure what they are doing…drinking? Cleaning off the landing zone? Gossiping about the latest flowers in bloom? Either way, they were all hanging out like this for quite some time. It really makes you wonder what is going through their little bee brains.