June 14, 2009 In
photos and video: Swarms of bees land on Berrow beach
large swarms of bees descended on parts of Berrow beach on Saturday
(June 13th), sending holidaymakers scurrying for cover.
wardens called on the help of a bee keeper from Burnham-On-Sea,
pictured above, to remove the insects, which buzzed around cars
and landed on parasols.
Beach visitor Steve Gard, who was sat underneath one
parasol when the insects swept in, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "They
came in from nowhere without warning, covering our parasol and
buzzing closely around us. It was a frightening moment."
ran for the cover of our car and drove down the beach, away from
the dunes. Fortunately, no-one was stung."
visitor Debbie Kite told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were sat
in the sand dunes nearby and heard an increasing buzzing sound.
When we looked up, the air was thick with a black cloud of bees
- it was an incredible sight. We dived into the car as quickly
keeper Michael Duckett, who was called in to help remove them,
said: "Swarming of honey bees is actually not unusual at
this time of the year - but people do understandably get startled
when they accumulate in large numbers like this and want them
bees were safely taken away by Mr Duckett.
keeper Michael Duckett removed the bees from this parasol
second swarm of the insects was also investigated in the sand
visitor Debbie Kite and her family saw the swarms of bees arrive
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