We expected that the next morning there would be stragglers about, (looking for thier now absent Queen), and assumed that they would disperse during the day. Seemed a reasonable assumption anyway.
Long story short: more bees came. And they werent happy. They actually followed me around the garden untill I decided that I could skip garden chores for one day. Getting in and out of the house (without letting in lots of bees) became very tricky. We hoped that the bee keeper who owned the sunglasses (left behind yesterday) would return.
Thankfully he did! We gave him his glasses and pointed out the new swarm. He was perplexed, said this was not normal and asked if we had a box. As he was on his own today, I assisted him by holding the box under the swarm while he shook these bees off the branch and into it.
Neither of us was wearing protective gear, and having seen him stung a number of times yesterday, I was nervous - but I did not get stung. (Considering that they threatened me all day, I thought that was amazing.) It took awhile to get all the bees out of my hair, which was a little wierd.
The box of bees felt incredible! It vibrated softly and made an intense humming sound. After some time, the box was taped shut, placed in the keepers car, and off they went into the sunset.
The siege had ended, Huzzah!