I love bees. Always have. They are incredible machines of nature.
Today outside my office a swarm of honey bees came in and found refuge on a little magnolia tree. They were awesome. I put my hand in the wad of bees that were surrounding the queen and they didn’t get aggravated at all. Crawled on my fingers for a few seconds then flew right back to the coven. It was really cool. Had to be at least 1000 or more.
Here are 2 shots taken about 2 hours apart.
I wish them the best in their search. Bee populations have dwindled dramatically in recent years. Hope this turns around.