councillor turns beekeeper to rescue 5,000 bees!
Burnham-On-Sea councillor swapped his formal suit for a beekeeper's
outfit to collect a large swarm of 5,000 bees this week.
Burridge-Clayton, who is a trained beekeeper alongside his council
role, took away the swam from Burnham's South Esplanade on Thursday,
as pictured here.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was just chatting outside the Bay
View Cafe when the large swarm appeared in the area."
settled in the hedgerow outside B&M so I got my beekeeping suit
and collected them."
owner of the cafe on the other side of the road was particularly
pleased that I'd removed them."
- who was elected
Vice Chairman of Somerset County Council this week - says that
he rehoused the bees with a beginner in Banwell later on Thursday
they will flourish and the new bee keeper will be happy and remain
interested for years to come," said Peter. "Bees are very
important for our environment."
collected a swarm of 10,000 bees during the Burnham-On-Sea Food
Festival in May 2015, as we featured here
at the time.