I was sitting on my front porch and suddenly noticed a very loud buzzing very nearby. I stepped off the porch, looked up and hey! another swarm! (Click on the photo to see it bigger. That's the porch roof on the upper left. In the lower left corner you can see where they're just starting to clump up.)
They settled in about 30 feet up, and within 20 minutes you couldn't hear them buzzing anymore. This is an old silver maple that really should come down. But I am going to get an arborist to come out and prune it way back in hopes I can keep it for just a few years longer. Removing and replacing it will be very expensive.
I'm hoping those bees don't decide the tree is a good place to hive up. I'd hate to destroy their home, and the arborist would probably be unhappy if he had to contend with a mess of angry bees way up in the air.
This swarm is too high and too close to power lines to make capturing it feasible. Oh well!
That makes four swarms spotted in just over a month's span. Click on the Swarm tag below to see the previous ones.