You are a closet beekeeper wannabe and don’t know it. You ask all the right questions.
Get yourself some bees, ask the questions, observe first hand.
Until we learn to communicate two ways with bees, we can forget communicating with ET’s. Bees communicate at a high level we can’t begin to comprehend.
Funny you say that. I've always thought it would be cool to have some bees. (Good call on your part! I am a science guy and love to know how things work in detail.) I raised a few pigeons before I was in high school.
We recently got a house with an acre a bit away from the city. As I drive around, I've seen a few hives back in yards and I am thinking that it might be a plan once I get some other jobs taken care of.
One of my kids took a computer class in college about 'swarming,' which applies to a lot of different areas from bees to the military. They had an indoor hive with a clear tube running to the outside. He told me some interesting things about their behavior.
Also, one of my missions in life is to get people to stop calling yellow jackets 'bees.'
Right now I'm learning more about deer and gardens, groundhogs, Canada geese, ducks, etc. than I needed to know nearer the city. We're having a ball! So, yes, I do see bees in my future.