I have noticed some bees have been congregating on a canna lilly flower stem every afternoon for a few days now. They seem to make a mini swarm and just hang there. Sometimes I noticed that they seem to be sharing something from tongue to tongue (feeding one another?) They are only about 10 meters from the main hive. Warm days 30+C it happens more often.
Here they are just hanging out together…
Then here they seem to be sharing something with each other (tongue to tongue)
I broke off the stem for a closer look
Took them back to the main hive to see if they wanted to rejoin the main family…