I looked out the window a half hour ago and saw this right across the road:
Since we usually hang around and talk a while with the bee guy when we buy honey, we could tell that it was a swarm. This is how honeybees create a new colony. When the queen bee landed on a branch, all the worker bees followed and created a huge clump:
This isn’t the whole swarm – most of it was hidden in the tree. It’s huge! Our neighbor knows a local bee guy who is on the way, so I may have more photos later….