Hello! We just moved a couple weeks ago (the chickens have settled nicely into the garage until the snow melts), and my neighbor has bees. We are seeing lots and lots of bees on sunny days. It seems like too many bees. When I was a kid, my friend's parents had three hives and I do not remember large amounts of bees flying around. Cleaning the new house, I found drifts of dead bees in each window sill. One day last week, they swarmed on my friend's truck for a couple hours, and yesterday there were several dozen (probably more than 100, it was a lot) in our garage while we had the door open. Is this normal? I am wondering if the neighbor (who is actually our landlord) is doing something incorrectly, but I have no clue. Fortunately, none of us are allergic and the chickens seem okay, but something seems off. I really do not want hundreds of bees flying around my house all the time, or building nests in inappropriate places. Does their behavior sound like they are looking for a new place to build a hive? The bees are very interested in our new chicken coop. I bookmarked a list of nectar-producing plants bees like and am thinking of planting some way across the yard, near the property line. Will this redirect the bees, assuming they are looking for nectar? There is a pond for the cows, so there is plenty of water available, plus all the melting snow is puddled everywhere. Is there anything else I could do to redirect them? I have nightmares about taking the siding off the house and finding a humongous honeycomb. Also, can the chickens eat freshly dead bees? Thanks in advance for any advice.