Thousands of bees move into Darlington street

Thousands of bees move into Darlington street

BUZZ OFF: Beekeeepers work to contain the swarm of bees in Foxglove Close, Darlington

PEST CONTROL: A close-up of the bees in Foxglove Close, Darlington

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The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter (Darlington)

A NORTH-EAST street was buzzing with just one topic of conversation when a swarm of bees came to visit.

Residents in Foxglove Close, Darlington, discovered the bees on Tuesday (May 20) evening.

No one was hurt, but householder Chris Smith said he would be keeping his two-year-old daughter and pet cats out of the street for a few days as a precaution.

He added: "We did not notice the swarm at first, I finished work and came home as normal.

"Next thing you know, we were getting a knock at the door from a beekeeper.

"He reckoned there was a couple of hundred thousand bees, they came from nowhere.

"They put a hive on top of the wheelie bin and managed to capture the Queen.

"You hear about when one stings and they all go for it, but thankfully there was nothing like that."

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3:40pm Thu 22 May 14

SS says...

Wow.....some bees.....zzzzzzz
Wow.....some bees.....zzzzzzz SS
  • Score: -8

5:01pm Thu 22 May 14

JJ2000 says...

They'd best move along pretty swiftly before they start getting council tax bills
They'd best move along pretty swiftly before they start getting council tax bills JJ2000
  • Score: 18

7:41pm Thu 22 May 14

PHSYT says...

Beads?
Beads? PHSYT
  • Score: 0

6:25am Fri 23 May 14

cromwell1599 says...

Foxglove Close ? Asking for trouble, bees aren't daft.
Foxglove Close ? Asking for trouble, bees aren't daft. cromwell1599
  • Score: 0

10:31am Fri 23 May 14

somethinginsidesostrong says...

Why was there no mention of the bee keepers having to deal with a swarm of bees in BUSY/ BIZZY Whitton Crescent the day before, it could not imply prioritising via postcode could it?
Why was there no mention of the bee keepers having to deal with a swarm of bees in BUSY/ BIZZY Whitton Crescent the day before, it could not imply prioritising via postcode could it? somethinginsidesostrong
  • Score: -3

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