STOCKTON, CA - They're the type of unexpected visitors you don't bother to open the front door for, and unfortunately for one Stockton couple, there were thousands of these "guests" literally hanging out by the couple's front door.
"We heard them first, then we saw them," said Don Felkins, who noticed a swarm of bees taking over a tree branch in his front yard Tuesday afternoon.
"The tree limb broke off the tree, because the bees were so heavy," Felkins' wife Sally said. "It dropped to our sidewalk and they were swarming all around the whole front area."
Bee swarms are common after mild winters and are usually the result of a colony outgrowing its hive or nest. The bees then go out in search of a new place to live.