The Santa Clara County Master Gardener Program just sent out their latest tip on Swarming Bees - Check it out! "Tip: Bee swarms are common this time of year. Bees that swarm at this time of year are usually full of honey and docile, especially when it gets cooler in the late afternoon. It usually means that their hive has gotten overcrowded so the queen leaves taking part of the bees with her. They might collect on a branch and hang there for a few days and then leave. Leave them alone and they won't bother you. Many bee keepers would love to catch the swarm. Call our Hotline (408) 282-3105 and we'll find someone who will give them a new home."