Here’s the main reason my bees have been so angry with me and humankind lately: all of the extra comb and brood in the picture above needed to be scraped off, so I could actually inspect the hive. The white grub-looking things are larvae: stage 2 in the life cycle of a bee. Before that, they were eggs laid by the queen. After that, they were going to be pupae, locked in their cells by a wax covering over the entrance. The pupa stage is kind of like the cocoon of a moth or chrysalis of a butterfly; when pupae eat their way out of the cell, they are adults.
Angie reports that the bees were still dive-bombing people 2 days later. It’s a bit disconcerting; I feel like my children are misbehaving, badly, and I can’t do anything about it. Sigh. Fortunately my human children are much better behaved.