I found the following information on the Texas A & M web site:
"One of the most interesting honey bee colony behaviors is known as “swarming.” Swarming is the method used by honey bees to start a new colony. A swarm is merely a honey bee colony in search of a nesting site. A swarm generally consists of a mated queen bee along with hundreds or thousands of accompanying worker bees."
I remember about 5 years ago my next door neighbor had a very large swarm of honeybees build a nest in the wall in her garage! What a big expensive mess. They had to hire a beekeeper to come tear out the drywall and insulation and vacuum the bees. Actually it was a 2 day job, the bees had to be vacuumed the next day as well to catch the ones that were out the day before. I remember they had several large bins full of perfectly shaped honeycombs just dripping with honey that had been pulled out of their wall. I am always wary and watchful now for honeybees might decide my house is a good place to build a nest as well.
I had several other visitors as well. We have had quite a few hummingbirds lately visiting the red Salvia Greggii.
I also saw a lovely female Cardinal.
Male Cardinal on the roof.
Pink Primrose wildflower in my yard
The grapes are doing great now - they loaded with little grapes.
The blackberries are still loaded as well and are starting to change color. The new ones are in the front - we won't get any berries from this this year. But check out the ones in the back - they are huge now.
The Red Yucca is also blooming - hummingbirds love this as well for a nectar source.