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'Homeless' bee cluster removed from King's Lynn town centre



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Heath Farmhouse, an organisation that recovers hives and bee swarms, has recovered the cluster seen in Lynn town centre at the old post office.

The swarm, which have settled atop the disused building, has been circulating the disused building for several days.

Residents have snapped the swarm to social media, with some thinking the insects are "wasps"

Swarm of bees on the old post office building in Baxter's Plain on June 22, 2022 (57514747)
Swarm of bees on the old post office building in Baxter's Plain on June 22, 2022 (57514747)

Heath Farmhouse said on social media: "Nice lovely big swarm collected from Lynn.These are honey bees that have swarmed and settled, but please don't worry even if they look busy and make a lot of sound they are just homeless and worried about their queen."

The hive was full to the brim of honey, which will be used to build the honeybees' new home.

Heath Farmhouse have safely removed the swarm (57549041)
Heath Farmhouse have safely removed the swarm (57549041)

The post added: "Unfortunately this could be a cavity in a wall or chimney but they want to start over having left their home for the new queen to continue the genetic line.

"We collect swarms like this for free as part of our Bee Project @heath.farmhouse so they don’t end up being destroyed, spread diseases or die due to a mite infestation.

"Because we don’t know if they have any diseases they have to go into a quarantine apiary on a local organic farm.

A swarm of bees has been seen around the old Post Office in Lynn and other parts of town such as the mobility centre and the St James Swimming Pool (57513081)
A swarm of bees has been seen around the old Post Office in Lynn and other parts of town such as the mobility centre and the St James Swimming Pool (57513081)

"Once we have cleared them and treated them for mites they will then join the other colonies across Norfolk to live a life of wonder in the glorious countryside pollinating our crops, trees, plants and all while showing us how amazing they are."

Heath Farmhouse also deal with hornets and wasps and can be contacted via Facebook.



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