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Swarm of honey bees

I heard the most amazing noise coming from next door's garden just now. I had an idea what it was, so went around with my camera. Lo and behold, A swarm of honey bees had coned onto the side of their outbuilding. I phoned a beekeeper friend, who I used to work the Christmas show's alongside. (He was at Ludlow Christmas Market in December, that we met at with Woozle, ladies), and he's on his way around this evening to collect them.

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Posted at 23rd May 2010 - 05:55PM   Posted by Mr. Woozle   Swarm of honey bees Comments: 8

Westerwitch's Avatar Wow how exciting - did you get any shots of him collecting the bees?

Posted by: Westerwitch on 23rd May 2010 at 06:42PM

Cait's Avatar Wow, I wonder where they came from. Good luck.

Posted by: Cait on 23rd May 2010 at 09:18PM

Oh, how sweet it is. Very Happy

Thanks for sharing the picture!

Posted by: Rob-bear on 23rd May 2010 at 09:54PM

Mr. Woozle's Avatar Sorry no pics of the bee-keeper WW, I forgot my camera in all the excitement!Shocked

Posted by: Mr. Woozle on 23rd May 2010 at 10:25PM

Mr. Woozle's Avatar They were living in next door's chimney, Cait. The Bee Keeper told me that the Queen is still in the chimney withhsome unhatched bees, (and a few that got left behing by the Bee Keeper), and this swarm is with a new queen, taking the nest elsewhere. The old nest will recover in time. You learn something new every day!

Posted by: Mr. Woozle on 23rd May 2010 at 10:28PM

Angel's Avatar Gosh look at that. Great to see, especially with recent talk of the declining honey bee population.


Posted by: Angel on 24th May 2010 at 02:27PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar How amazing, I think I'd have been a little scared though, I'm not fond of buzzing things . Are there people living next door? I definitely wouldn't have wanted an entire swarm of bees living in my chimney.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 24th May 2010 at 02:58PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Wow that looks really interesting. Have only heard of it and not seen it happening.
(Ludlow is THE best place in the world!)

Posted by: CalicoKate on 24th May 2010 at 06:49PM

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