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Byline: HELEDD PRITCHARD Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN hundreds of bees descended on a Cardiff house, the shocked homeowners might have been forgiven for wanting them to just buzz off.
But while many people would be too scared to step out into the garden, Susan Tannetta and her son Andrew say they hope the flying insects are there to stay.
Although Susan described first seeing the swarm as "something out of a horror film" she said it was fascinating to watch.
It was first noticed in the garden in Tremorfa on Saturday. Just two days earlier a queen bee had been in the house. "It started off as a big swarm," Susan said. "Then all of a sudden it started getting smaller and smaller.
"They're still there but we don't want to get rid of them.
"I feel privileged that out of all the places they could have gone they chose my garden.
"You don't see it very often and it just took my breath away."
The swarm is on a plant in the garden, directly outside the back door.
Susan and Andrew said the bees were not aggressive and have not tried to chase or sting them.
A couple of days before the swarm descended, Andrew says he came across a queen bee in the house.
He didn't think anything of it at the time until he noticed hundreds of bees outside the home just two days later.
"This is nature at its finest", said 33-year-old Andrew. "It's absolutely amazing and we find it so fascinating.
"They might move on but we don't mind them staying.
"As long as you don't attack the bees they won't attack you so they don't bother us at all.
"This is what nature is all about." Susan and Andrew are not planning on having the swarm taken away as the bees are not doing any harm.
It is the latest swarm to cause a stir in a South Wales community.
Earlier this month shoppers on Treorchy's High Street were brought to a standstill when a swarm of bees filled the road and then descended on a car.
The buzzing hive congregated on the parked vehicle and, according to witnesses, were there for around five hours. Matthew Simmons, 36, was driving past with his three sons when he came across the scene.
He said: "There was some commotion in the High Street and the next thing I could see was a big swarm of bees.
"We put the windows up to drive through but on the way back we saw them on a car.
"I thought it was really random. I made a joke and said it was the apocalypse coming."
And in Cardiff the owner of Pettigrew Bakeries discovered a swarm of honey bees was living in the loft space of the tearooms on Cowbridge Road East.
As reported in the Echo last month, the creatures were carefully taken away by expert John Padfield to live in Peterston-Super-Ely.
A scene from the video of bees at Susan Tannetta's home