It's thriving! I have no clue how many bees are in this particular nest, but it must be plenty. I can't imagine it's the only nest of it's kind in the gardens, just the only one I'm aware of.
They are clever little gals. A couple of weeks ago I saw that the daffodil blades were pretty toasted and gave the access hole very little shade.
So they built their own! Look at the little grass thatch they wove over their door.
Eventually, with wind and weather the roof fell in. No problem for these girls.
They just built another.
That side of the stump bed is quite the production. Every now and then I'll see new air tunnels open (or close). The grass mulch gets re-arranged. And there are bees flying in and out all day long.
I can't even estimate how many of this type of bee are on the blooms this year. Hundreds and hundreds. It's gotta be the many plantings of agastache this year (more on my Flower page). There's not one bed that doesn't have it's share of busy bees.
Up on the deck there are regular patrols on the many coleus blooms.
There's even a big container of agastache. I love sitting there in the a.m., me with my pot of coffee, they with their pot of agastache.
We both get on our morning buzz. :-D