Council warn people ‘keep a good distance’ as giant swarm of bees are spotted in March town centre

A giant swarm of bees have been discovered in March town centre, the council have warned people keep

A giant swarm of bees have been discovered in March town centre, the council have warned people keep a good distance. Picture(s): Facebook / Rachael Emma Brett - Credit: Archant

There’s been a buzz in March this afternoon (June 28) after a giant swarm of bees were spotted in the town centre.

A giant swarm of bees have been discovered in March town centre, the council have warned people keep

A giant swarm of bees have been discovered in March town centre, the council have warned people keep a good distance. Picture(s): Facebook / Rachael Emma Brett - Credit: Archant

People noticed the bees’ new home on Broad Street, opposite the Nationwide bank and quickly took to social media to share photos.

Rachael Brett snapped the swarm hanging from the tree and said she had “let pest control know”.

An Environmental Health spokesman from Fenland District Council warned residents to “leave them alone” and “keep a good distance”.

A giant swarm of bees have been discovered in March town centre, the council have warned people keep

A giant swarm of bees have been discovered in March town centre, the council have warned people keep a good distance. Picture(s): Facebook / Rachael Emma Brett - Credit: Archant

They said: “A member of the British Bee Keepers’ Association will collect the swarm of honeybees this evening to take it to a new hive.


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“Swarms usually happen between April and August when a colony becomes overcrowded and is strong enough to divide.

“At that time one queen and half the bees will fly off to make a new home, with some swarming around the queen to protect her while scouts search for somewhere safe to settle.

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“Swarms are usually not aggressive unless provoked, so it is important that people leave them alone and keep a good distance to avoid provoking them.”

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