Chloe Adams, from the Orange Rooms bar, told the BBC: ‘They just appeared – a big ball of . 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 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, from the Southampton and District Association, was called in to lure the queen away into a box, with the swarm of up to 7,000 bees then following.

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.

 

 

Curated from Swarms Of 7,000 Insects Puts The Bee In Bollard – Yahoo News UK

 

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