Swarm of bees buzz off from family home

Swarm of bees buzz off from family home

Swarm of bees buzz off from family home

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A swarm of bees caused a buzz when they formed a giant triangle shape on a tree outside one family home.

Hundreds of the flying insects set up camp on a small tree outside the home of Liz Evans in Bramber Way, Burgess Hill, on Monday.

Ms Evans, 54, said she had to ask her friend to help her with her shopping because she was so conscious of the swarm.

She said: “I arrived home in my car and saw them all on the tree. “Before we knew it they were buzzing around everywhere and even- tually flew off.

“I took some pictures but only from the safety of inside my house by the window.

“My neighbour Rob took some great pictures of them hanging in the shrub before I arrived home. It was all quite eventful.”

Melvyn Essen, chairman of the Central Sussex Beekeepers Association, said the bees would have been hanging from the tree while “scouts” were sent out to find a new hive or nest.

He said: “What they’re doing is a nat- ural way of reproducing honey bee colonies. “It’s happening a lot at this time of year as they’re swarming out of the nests because of the warm weather in search of nectar.

“They come out of their hive or nest and hang somewhere together, like a tree. “While this is going on, scout bees will leave the swarm to look for someplace else to go.

“When they find somewhere suit- able they move off to a new place.

“The picture of the bees flying all around the garden probably means the scouts found somewhere else to go, and so they all left.”

Mr Essen said people who spot hanging swarms should contact a local beekeeper to come and take them away.

He added: “The message to people is that if they see a swarm hanging they should probably contact the British Bee Keepers Association.

“They’ll find you the nearest bee keeper who will then come along, col- lect the bees and put them into a hive or give them to someone who needs bees.

“The problem is if bee keepers don’t collect them they’ll end up in people’s lofts and walls, probably causing a nuisance.”

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11:10am Wed 21 May 14

L1540 says...

we were in our back garden in the avenue brighton on sunday afternoon having a bbq, suddenly we heard this 'humming' lol... suddenly there was a swarm of bees! i video'ed it but its not clear, heard a fella in the allotments behind and shouted a warning to him to becareful but he said he was tracking the bees and was gonna collect them... we went inside for 5 minutes and when we went back outside the guy had told my family members that they were searching for the queen bee, he had the gear on ... personally think hes crazy..wasps. /bees scare the daylights outta me! never seen anything like this ever before, there was thousands of them!
we were in our back garden in the avenue brighton on sunday afternoon having a bbq, suddenly we heard this 'humming' lol... suddenly there was a swarm of bees! i video'ed it but its not clear, heard a fella in the allotments behind and shouted a warning to him to becareful but he said he was tracking the bees and was gonna collect them... we went inside for 5 minutes and when we went back outside the guy had told my family members that they were searching for the queen bee, he had the gear on ... personally think hes crazy..wasps. /bees scare the daylights outta me! never seen anything like this ever before, there was thousands of them! L1540
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11:49am Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

Ah Ben Leo...a GIANT TRIANGLE SHAPE! LMFAO.... And Clouds..Like Cotton Wool Balls? Moon...Green Cheese?
Ah Ben Leo...a GIANT TRIANGLE SHAPE! LMFAO.... And Clouds..Like Cotton Wool Balls? Moon...Green Cheese? Elgabalus
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1:45pm Wed 21 May 14

rolivan says...

Elgabalus wrote:
Ah Ben Leo...a GIANT TRIANGLE SHAPE! LMFAO.... And Clouds..Like Cotton Wool Balls? Moon...Green Cheese?
I find it quite Conical
[quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: Ah Ben Leo...a GIANT TRIANGLE SHAPE! LMFAO.... And Clouds..Like Cotton Wool Balls? Moon...Green Cheese?[/p][/quote]I find it quite Conical rolivan
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3:32pm Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

rolivan wrote:
Elgabalus wrote:
Ah Ben Leo...a GIANT TRIANGLE SHAPE! LMFAO.... And Clouds..Like Cotton Wool Balls? Moon...Green Cheese?
I find it quite Conical
i want to be left a cone
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: Ah Ben Leo...a GIANT TRIANGLE SHAPE! LMFAO.... And Clouds..Like Cotton Wool Balls? Moon...Green Cheese?[/p][/quote]I find it quite Conical[/p][/quote]i want to be left a cone Elgabalus
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6:29pm Wed 21 May 14

Mr chock says...

“The problem is if beekeepers don’t collect them they’ll end up in people’s lofts and walls, probably causing a nuisance.” .. they might also live in other places i saw them setting up at Longhill school the kids had a day off Ohh what joy the summer brings.. i have not read the argus in many many months since they put the price up over 30% now the online argus is such fun PLUS i can comment on it with no issues of censorship

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now why are all my comment son tiggy being removed ..ohh and the vote ukip comments ?
“The problem is if beekeepers don’t collect them they’ll end up in people’s lofts and walls, probably causing a nuisance.” .. they might also live in other places i saw them setting up at Longhill school the kids had a day off Ohh what joy the summer brings.. i have not read the argus in many many months since they put the price up over 30% now the online argus is such fun PLUS i can comment on it with no issues of censorship We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the community forums, reader comments or blogs, but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns as the community and comment tool permits or contact us here. MARVELOUS http://www.theargus. co.uk/my/account/ter msandconditions/ now why are all my comment son tiggy being removed ..ohh and the vote ukip comments ? Mr chock
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11:51pm Wed 21 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

Blame the greens!
Blame the greens! FatherTed11
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