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Large Swarm of Bees Descend on London Shop

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posted on May, 16 2014 @ 03:58 PM
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The 5,000-strong swarm Descended on the Top Man shop in Victoria Street earlier today seemingly attracted to a green sign in the window offering seasonal offers , I guess the Bees were attracted to the colour rather than the discounts



A team of Bee keepers were called in to rehouse the Bees in a mobile hive , they were then taken several hours later to Westminster Cathedral where they will be looked after by beekeepers on the church's roof.

Mr Mann said: "We have either had a virgin Queen or an old Queen, she has left the nest and she has brought the swarm and settled on the shopfront."
He added that some of bees were flying around "like scouts to try to find out where the next best place to go is".
www.bbc.co.uk...




posted on May, 16 2014 @ 04:01 PM
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I was stung on the foot last week...one bee, stood on the poor bugger in the shower..but bloody hell did it hurt.

Wouldn't fancy getting too close to 5000 of them!



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: MysterX

I bet it hurt him more than it hurt you
, but yeah a sting on the foot ....Ouch.
I like Bees because they only sting when they absolutely have to , unlike Wasps who seem to do it for the fun of it.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 04:07 PM
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Not really suprising as this is the time of year when bees swarm.

I've seen them swarm over anything from a fence post to a tractor bonnet.

MR



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 04:07 PM
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Well I'll be!!!!



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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Is anyone else happy to see bees swarming?


Thought they'd be all gone by now, people really need to stay on top of the bee issue.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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As a beekeeper, I am saddened that this has made national news. Townies are so separated from nature that a swarm of bees is news! It is truly trivial, especially because London has an active and thriving beekeeper community, what with all the parks and gardens.

It's clearly a slow new day.

Regards



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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Is anyone else happy to see bees swarming?

I am , I have great respect for our little pollinating friends and am heartened by the response of the bystanders standing around filming them , it's also a sign that the warm weather has at last arrived and spring has indeed sprung.









 
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