What does all this have to do with an average person in real life? Well, you may see this phenominmom in real life if you are lucky. With more people getting into the hobby there are more swarms.
Things you really should know about swarms:
1 - Because they are so full of honey and have no home to protect the bees are generally very docile.
2 - Like you and I bees become more 'testy' as they become hungrier. Considering that they may go days without a meal, it's
Important to stay away until you know it's safe.
3 - A swarm can be on a branch or similar place for days before finding a suitable place to live.
4 - At first you will see a few bees, and then you will see thousands as they descend to cluster together. Whatever you are doing, stop, and enjoy something you may never see again. This is a good time to search your county (via google) for beekeepers in your area.
5 - It takes anywhere from hours to 3 days to find that perfect new home and the bees will stay clustered in the mean time.
6 - Call a beekeeper early on. It takes time to get ready and get our gear ready. Call me if you can't find a number. I'll point you in the right direction.
Here is a picture of the monster size swarm I was lucky enough to capture a few days ago.
Feel free to ask any questions.