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eviethehamster Sun 04-Jun-17 17:29:50

This swarm of bees is outside FILs house (front of house in driveway/pavement). AIBU to hide inside?! Except to take this pic obviously 🙄----

StewPots Sun 04-Jun-17 17:40:57

Oh. My. God. That looks so bizarre! I wonder what attracted them there?!

I doubt they will harm you if you stay as far away as possible from them while they go about their "Beesness" (sorry,not sorry) but I have to say I would t like to run that particular gauntlet!

Good luck OP!

Siwdmae Sun 04-Jun-17 18:37:31

Queen takes a swarm to settle in a new home away from the original hive. They were probably on their way. Hopefully they won't settle in the tree if it's hollow.

NavyandWhite Sun 04-Jun-17 18:39:48

Good grief.
shock

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 04-Jun-17 18:41:22

Have a Google for a bee keeper. They'd love to take the swarm.

Without wanting to sound like a cliché, you could ring 101. The local police control room will have contact details for one. I had to call them out to a swarm in a high street a few years ago! True story.

mogloveseggs Sun 04-Jun-17 18:41:36

Holy crap that's a lot of bees!

user1471506380 Sun 04-Jun-17 18:50:43

If you phone the police non emergency number they have a list of beekeepers and if you contact one of them they will be happy to come and collect a few thousand free bees!

ThePants999 Sun 04-Jun-17 19:35:43

We had a swarm in our street a while back. Thousands of bees filling the air. 101 couldn't understand why we were calling them. Tried a couple of beekeepers, no response. They all settled after a while on NDN's car (http://i.imgur.com/XFHz9AH.jpg), and then eventually left.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 04-Jun-17 19:58:00

Bees are fine. If you don't bother or go near them. They won't bother or go near you.
Fascinating and beautiful picture.

eviethehamster Sun 04-Jun-17 20:26:02

Finally got hold of a bee keeper who came and collected them. He said they wouldn't have survived there (if they tried to build a hive) and may have moved on.

Trouble was it was in the driveway so really they had to go otherwise they would be constantly disturbed by the car coming and going!

eviethehamster Sun 04-Jun-17 20:27:28

This picture is way better

eviethehamster Sun 04-Jun-17 20:28:00

*Pants!
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What did you guys do?!

chitofftheshovel Sun 04-Jun-17 20:43:30

That is beautiful but glad you've got rid, and not by killing them..

Out2pasture Sun 04-Jun-17 21:27:32

My dh is a bee keeper, says that's a lovely full sized swarm smile

PeaFaceMcgee Sun 04-Jun-17 21:51:01

Wow! Funny bees. Hope they're happy in their new home 🐝

lobsterface Sun 04-Jun-17 21:54:18

Stupid question - are they honey bees?

ThomasRichard Sun 04-Jun-17 22:02:47

I saw a bee swarm for the first time in my life a couple of weeks ago. Very impressive!

How did the beekeeper collect them?

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