Brenda, welcome to our forum. Pampered Chef, I think that I went to a party years ago and bought some really nice and cool stuff, by the way, oops, off topic, kind of, hee, hee.
You will find our forum the best place for you to get information, learn, become a great beekeeper. The more you learn the more you will want to learn, you will be held under their spell, you will soon find that out -- if you haven't already.
Yes, use the search function. What you are seeing with the bees hanging out is sometimes referred to as "bearding". Do the search on the forum using "bearding" as the key search word. That will take you to many posts about this interesting topic.
Stick around, you will make friends here, you will find us a very friendly and helpful group, ask all the questions that you need, no question is ever considered dumb or irrelevant. AND....have that most beautiful day, lovin' and livin' our wonderful lives. Cindi