I am on the road this weekend, earning money for more wooden ware, and possibly to even pay the mortgage and car insurance. Late afternoon, my wife calls and says, "Your bees are all over the back porch and the back yard. I have have never seen them like this (We are nearing our first full year as beeks, so...). I am afraid to go outside or let the little dogs out." I do explain that the bees do not seem to answer their phone or check email on Sundays. I am 800 miles away, and there is really not a lot I can do about this. After some talk, she looks through the binocs and confirms that the hive appears not to have been disturbed. She does observe that today there is a substantial dusting of green pollen all over everything. After a bit more talk, we convince ourselves that the bees were just having a pollen party, and that the timing and Hitchcockean appearance was unfortunate. Of course, driving the dark tonight, I am having visions of my currently sole hive swarming, bees all over the neighbor's yards and back porches, bees staging an Occupy Yard protest over living conditions, my having to move into the hive with the bees, honey bees challenging our resident carpender bees to massive dog fights, bees chasing animal control officers and carrying off small pets... When I checked the hive a week ago, there were a couple of empty frames in the brood box, plus a brand new one that replaced a frame feeder I used to feed/treat in the fall. The super had honey left, and several empty frames to work with. So, my question is: Is this normal behavior? Are my tenants unhappy? Should I do anything?