New Swarm of Bees

A swarm of bees found a home here yesterday.  I was working in the greenhouse and heard the somewhat scary sound of bees swarming. Was pleased to see that they were settling in here and not heading out.

Did you know that when bees swarm they send out scouts to find a new home?  The scouts report back to each other, then”vote” on where to move the hive.  The bees then follow the scouts to the new home.  It took about 15-20 minutes from when I first saw the swarm overhead to get close enough to take a picture.  They were settling in.