I call feral bees (clinically - in my opinion) a hive that has survived and replaced the original queen with a second generation BORN in the wild "and" when that hive reaches the point where all workers are from that new queen.
Seems to me that (at this point) the new natural hive has NO relationship to the original swarm or its mother colony, and now is Feral - I hope some of you agree.
Not a bad idea! There is a line between escaped and not escaped.
But escaper is free. But is the same today tame and next day wild?
You really are rigth Mr. Beemaster!
(The winners will write the truth)