This colony of bees was just outside our house for the last couple of days. I thought it was a hive but my hubby assured me that it was the colony surrounding the queen. I got up enough nerve in the pouring rain (because I figured they would rather stay huddled together in the rain than attack me!!!) to take these photos.About 5 hours later they all flew away. My husband looked rather smug as I was still convinced that they were hanging on to something not just each other!!