Sunday. I decided to bring sugar syrup to the bees again to see how much they had eaten since Friday. My guess was that it could be all gone. It was! I filled up their entire feeders with yet a further 2 gallons (1 per hive) of sugar syrup!
When I got back to the house and was putting my bee gear back on the shelf in the storage area, I found that one bee had traveled back with me. It buzzed off of my back and landed on the garage floor. I got it our into the sun, and it sat there for a while. Then it took off into the air. I was wondering how it would figure out the way home. I saw it head this way then that, and I lost sight of it when it was about 20 ft up, just after it shifted its flight pattern to the north west (instead of north east). Wish I had been able to keep sight of it until it figured out the right way home, to see how long it takes.