I was unable to work my hives for a couple of weeks due to an illness and my strongest hive swarmed yesterday. The interesting part is that my 83 year old father was sitting in his chaise lounge reading a book about twenty feet away when it happened. He called me immediately after and was as excited as a school kid. He said they were flying everywhere, but he just sat quietly and watched in wonderment. While I'm sorry to have lost the bees, it was worth it for the stories from my dad. He loved it! He described the sound as a light buzzing that kept building to unbelievable porportions. I keep three hives in his back yard and we both enjoy sitting and watching the comings and goings of the critters. I need to get a super on this one quick!