Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Some angry bees.

We had a tiny flurry of excitement;

A swarm of bees took up residence in the children's playground. I'd hoped to get a picture but someone had phoned the local council helpline and an emergency beekeeper turned up.

Which was just as well because it was quite dangerous.

Bees swarm whenever there are two rival queen bees; they split the hive in two and one half builds a new hive somewhere else.

These days bees are under threat; they've been weakened by pesticides and can die out as a result of disease or parasites.

So a swarm is worth money to beekeepers!

There were lots of upset bees flying around;

But the swarm was shut up in a box, waiting to go off to its new home;

Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)
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