Yesterday's blog posting from my dear friend Kim, from the blog My Field of Dreams, reminded me of the swarming of bees that gathered in a tree in front of our house last year.
It looks very small here but it was a huge swarm of bees. They were also all over my cherry tree in front of the house too and very noisy. They were everywhere. If you click on the photo you can see them on the branches too.
My son was walking on the road in front of our house and came in to ask me if I knew the source of the noise. I came out and I could see a cloud of bees flying into this very tall tree by the river bank. I ran inside to get my little Fuji camera. I definitely need a stronger zoom lens to get a better shot. Maybe it's time to purchase that big zoom lens for my new Canon camera.
We called a local bee keeper and he said that they were not his bees. In a while they all flew away, thank goodness. I'm not very fond of getting stung although I get stung by yellow jackets at least once every two years. Yikes, I'm due for a sting...
Kim is such a brave girl that she tackled her bees when hers swarmed, but she did got stung.