First post, I should say that I'm not really a beekeeper or bee enthusiast, but a couple of days ago a sizeable bee hive appeared in my back yard, and I was hoping that I could get the opinions of some of the knowledgeable types on here regarding what type of bees they are.
They have clustered together on a dracaena plant which is in a large pot and very accesible beside the pool.
I have a pic of the hive, and a close up of some of the bees which I've sent to the admin to put into this post. The hive is about 30cm tall.
So, are they dangerous and should they be removed in any event? I have a dog who's getting old and I don't want him stumbling into an angry swarm of bees, and there are often children and guests around too.
If they should be removed, who would be the best contact?
I live at Fig Tree Pocket (near Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary) in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane, QLD.
Quick responses woud be much appreciated (Once the photos are up, of course).