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Help ! We've got a swarm of bees in the garden

ARE YOU SURE THEY'RE HONEY BEES?
Many people do not know the difference between similar looking insects and assume they have a swarm of honeybees when they may have a wasps' nest or a bumble bees' nest instead

Do they look like this




Do they have golden brown or dark brown bands?  Are they slightly furry? Are they formed in a clump hanging from a tree, gate post, chimney? Are there thousands of them swirling around in the air? Are they the same size as a house fly?