Small Bee Swarm Of 7,000 Insects Puts The Bee In Bollard
Chloe Adams, from the Orange Rooms bar, told the BBC: ‘They just appeared – a big ball of #bees. People passing had to do a double take while others ran away.’
Those with a fear of bees, perhaps look away now.
This was the skin-crawling site that greeted passers-by on a busy city street after a #swarm decided to make it their temporary home.
Thousands of bees had to be removed from a concrete bollard in Southampton after they were seen by workers at a nearby bar.
Dave Norris removing the swarm
Mr Norris, who was called to deal with the swarm on Friday, said: ‘I have no idea what attracted them to the bollard – if I could tell you why they choose certain places I would be a very rich man.
‘They like dark places so the box lures them in and they tend to follow the queen.’
Chloe Adams, from the Orange Rooms bar, told the BBC: ‘They just appeared – a big ball of bees. People passing had to do a double take while others ran away.’
It is thought more swarms are being found in towns and cities due to an increase in inexperienced urban beekeepers.