The more I look at the bee activity the more it seems to be a act of swarming. Today I saw the bees flying all over the place like mad and their little ball they had formed out of just themselves had disappeared. Wikipedia suggests that this is a hive that has a injured queen or needs to be relocated. They only have the sugar in their bellies to live off as they relocate and start over. I suspect this is the last I will see of that huge group of bees. Fortunately, I did manage to get a little video this morning while it was too cold for them to really go at me.