Tonight we came home to this on THE deck. Kind of freaked us out a little. Thank goodness my neighbour Gayle rang and told us, we walk right past this table on the way in. The swarm is about 30cm in length about 15cm high and about 12-15cm deep. It definitely wasn’t there yesterday as the table was used. We came home at dusk so the bees were fairly quiet, apparently during the day there was a lot of activity and it was pretty scary! I get goose bumps still just looking at this picture and had them whilst taking them. I needed to use flash as it was too dark and wasn’t sure if the flash would bother them, but they seemed pretty preoccupied. I’m assuming they’re making a hive? I can’t believe how quickly they settled. I had this strange urge to disturb the bees, but didn’t, it was this overwhelming feeling.