The "ing"s. In the past I vaguely knew that bee activities included foraging, guarding, nursing, and dancing.
But now that I'm up to my chin in bees I have to be aware of so many more "ing"s.
Drifting Capping Robbing Bearding Balling Festooning Dwindling Absconding Fanning Ripping (I wrote this down but forgot what it means) Washboarding Swarming
Even though it's a natural and mostly healthy event, swarming is the "ing" I fear the most.
I don't know what to call the activity shown in this picture. I wondered if there might be a mouse or some other intruder under that pile of bees. I'll never know. I did see workers dragging out drones.