2. There are hornets nesting under the roof of the vestibule. They're enormous but dopey. At night- when the kitchen lights are on- they bump and buzz audibly against the windows. When they get in doors- as they do occasionally- I trap them under a tumbler and release them into the great outdoors.
3. The bees are still living under the eaves by the patio. There was great activity a few days back- and we thought they might be swarming- but it seems they were just putting in extra effort after several days of rain.