Bee-lieve it or not, swarm gathers again outside Co-op in March

A swarm of bees has descended on March town centre once again.

The swarm is currently in the tree outside the Co-op foodstore in High Street. It has been reported to a Fenland beekeeper.

In May last year a similar swarm plagued shoppers outside the Co-op until a beekeeper was called to remove them.

Swarms were also seen in the town in June last year, once on the roof of the former Westgate department store (now Boyes) in Station Road and once on the window of Dobson’s, next door to Co-op.

Beekeeper Colin Turner, of Chatteris, who removed the swarm from Dobson’s last year, said at the time: “Swarming is a natural occurrence at this time of year.”


You may also want to watch:


Anyone who encounters a swarm should contact Fenland District Council on 01354 654321. The council will put you in touch with a beekeeper who will be able to offer free help and advice.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter