I cut down a pine tree this morning that was about 25 feet from my hives. After the tree fell I noticed lots of honey bees flying around the top branch of the tree. Upon coser inspection there were maybe 200+ bees flying and clustering on a top branch. I had a few swarms a month back and thought that maybe one had taken up residence in this tree but the number of bees seemed too small to be a swarm. The stem they were on looked wet. Perhaps they were gathering resin or something?
I was on my way to a cookout so did not have time to do anything more than observe for a little while. Any idea what was going on?