Well, I was wrong last June, they did not swarm. At least not that we noticed. But this hive of honeybees has prospered over the summer.
They have found plenty to forage on, apparently, and they are still finding plenty. They seem to like colchicums.
They are also quite fond of sedums.
Tangible evidence that they are doing so well that they are outgrowing the space that the flicker box provides showed up recently.
I think we will have to invest in some actual hive boxes and supers this winter, because I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts they will be swarming next spring.
We are so excited that we have such happy pollinators on the place. And they were volunteers.