Shock in street as ‘massive swarm’ of bees settle on wall

Residents in Stapleford were shocked when a “massive swarm” of bees arrived in their street on Monday morning (June 14).

Independent Broxtowe Borough Councillor Richard MacRae was contacted by a local resident of Pinfold Lane after what were believed to be honeybees suddenly arrived in the area over the weekend.

Then, on the morning of June 14, they returned en-masse.

A beekeeper attended to remove the swarm and take them to a safe location.

Councillor MacRae said: “There were so many.

“I was alerted by a local resident who said that yesterday a massive swarm of bees was flying around the area.

“Then, this morning, they were on Pinfold Lane settling in a bush and on a wall.”

The honeybee swarm in a bush in Stapleford
The honeybee swarm in a bush in Stapleford
(Image: Richard MacRae)

Pictures and video shows a staggering number of bees flying around the street.

According to the British Beekeepers Association a honeybee colony swarm is a natural process.

The BBKA says: “It’s the colony reproducing by the old queen leaving with some of the bees.

“They leave their hive and find somewhere to hang in a cluster until the scout bees decide on their new home.”

Colonies have before been spotted across Nottinghamshire, including a swarm which resulted in a GP surgery car park being forced to close temporarily in Netherfield as cars were covered in honeybees.


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