Kate heard the bees again. I was preparing dinner and she called me outside to witness another swarm. It was so exciting, they were flying in a dense cluster just above my empty hive box. We watched awstruck for an hour while they slowly congregated on the outside, forming a sort of beard on the front of the box. I'm pretty sure they're here to stay.
That night, while we were eating dinner I looked out in the front yard and saw for the second time a sort of yellow jelly growing on the tree stump. Chris jumped down to investigate. He asked what it was and I informed him it must be a species of wild mayonaise.