Photos: Bee Swarm Found On Front Street

September 4, 2014

[Updated] Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection are presently on Front Street this afternoon [Sept 4] after a large bee swarm was found opposite the Beach Restaurant.

The bees are, at present, located in a tree and plans are being made to remove them. Further details are limited at this time, however we have asked officials for additional information and will update as able.

Update 3.55pm: A Government spokesperson said, “At lunchtime today an agricultural officer from the Department of Environmental Protection was informed of a swarm of bees near the #6 shed on Front Street.

“The officer then immediately called a local beekeeper who, shortly after, arrived at the location and removed the swarm. The bees were taken to one of the beekeeper’s apiaries [bee yards] where they are now settling into their new hive.”

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  1. Good Stuff says:

    A zoom lens comes in very handy ;) Nice pics.

  2. gingerd says:

    Not far from Buzz then.

  3. mixitup says:

    Yikes! I hope they find a new home somewhere, lord knows we need our bees!

    • sonso says:

      I am sure one of our few beekeepers will be on hand to take them to a hive!

    • PBanks says:

      Indeed. In a way it’s kind of encouraging that there’s a healthy colony of bees,… just a matter of moving them to safer environs for their and our benefits.

  4. LaVerne Furbert says:

    Great photographs, Bernews!!

  5. Jon says:

    Wow you guys take some nice pictures

  6. more than enough says:

    I believe that these bees are following a queen bee. I have seen something simalar to this in the past…the bees all came and left within 24 hrs

  7. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    would’ve loved to watch them be extracted and rehoused somewhere …that would be awesome…

    • Bee Man says:

      Join the bee keepers association, and then you can come with one of us one day.

      • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

        wat if i allow u a location to put a few hives ..?

  8. Tony says:

    Well I’ll bee……

  9. Um Um Like says:

    Just cut down the tree. COH seems to have the required experience for the job!

  10. more than enough says:

    Funny, when faced with a natural phenomenon, the first thought is to remove it!

  11. Future says:

    Great to see and great to hear sanity prevailed. People are too quick to choke wild bee hives, fear swarms…

  12. Dennis says:

    I called them 2 months ago about a hive that is getting bigger in my neighborhood, and guess what no one has come yet, 2 people in my household are allergic I really hope not deadly allergic we carry the pen….but the government don’t care, my hood is about 400pax in close vicinity, all we need are these bees to start attacking …and then maybe then someone will come get it. They even gave me a cell phone number to call and the person acted like they cared but, nope no one to date thanks OBA for protecting my family from (the deadly I hope not) bee sting.. Loughlands Old guest house chimney if some one can help.I even asked a MP to help and he don’t even reply to my messages. Thanks

    • .am says:

      Would you call the OBA if you had an ant infestation, too? Try a bee keeper!

      I know common sense isn’t that common these days, but JFC. You’re takin the biscuit, here.

  13. Dawn says:

    I have arrived at my office this morning to find dead bees inside. I wonder how they got in and why they are dead.

  14. What did the ghost say to the b………….Boobeeë;)

  15. What do unionised bees ask for?: more honey…and shorter working flowers…

  16. What tv channel ,pray tell, does a Canadian be watch?You don’t know do you?…It’s see bee see!…Of course now we will have to take care of them…we will have to provide them with a good dermitologist…..well……see……now they jave hives…

  17. Ok…ok…they have hives….but they could jave them too!

  18. What is black and yellow…hmmmmms….and flies through the air at 30,000 feet?A bee. In an airplane.Up there…in the sky like dat.

  19. William says:

    There must be tens of thousand of bees in that hive…just like there is people on this island. Why is it they seem to be getting along fine and we can’t?

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