Here is a partial answer for you, DrKrettin. This is from our Missouri Dept of Conservation and much more than you asked for. I don't think she mentions honey but her answer does seem to be an answer of sorts. What she says is:
I’m not aware of other bee species that swarm, and the guide that I use, “Common Missouri Bees and Wasps,” doesn’t mention swarming behavior by species other than the honeybee. Bumblebees do not swarm like honeybees do, but you might encounter a few outside the nest waiting for the queen to emerge so they can made.
When a honey bee swarm emerges from a hive they do not fly far at first. They may gather in a tree or on a branch only a few meters from the hive. In this new location, the bees cluster about the queen and send 20 -50 scout bees out to find a suitable new nest locations.
The scout bees are the most experienced foragers in the cluster. An individual scout returning to the cluster promotes a location she has found. She uses a dance similar to the waggle dance to indicate direction and distance to others in the cluster. The more excited she is about her findings the more excitedly she dances. If she can convince other scouts to check out the location she found, they may take off, check out the proposed site and promote the site further upon their return. Several different sites may be promoted by different scouts at first. After several hours and sometimes days, slowly a favorite location emerges from this decision making process. When all scouts agree on a final location the whole cluster takes off and flies to it. Sometimes, if no decision is reached, the swarm will separate, some bees going in one direction; others, going in another. This usually results in failure, with both groups dying.
A swarm may fly for a kilometer or more to the scouted out location, though some species may establish new colonies within as little as 500 meters from the natal nest, such as the giant honeybee, Apis dorsata. This collective decision making process is remarkably successful in identifying the most suitable new nest site and keeping the swarm intact. A good nest site has to be large enough to accommodate the swarm (about 15 litres in volume), has to be well protected from the elements, receive a certain amount of warmth from the sun, be some height above the ground, have a small entrance and resist the infestation of ants. Hence, trees are often selected.
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I hope this helps,
Missouri Dept of Conservation