BEE-WARE: Gi­ant hive dis­cov­ered in back­yard

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

HAV­ING an al­lergy didn’t stop Heidi Car­ring­ton from re­mov­ing a mas­sive swarm of bees that found a new home in her friend’s yard.

As thou­sands of bees formed around the hon­ey­comb, the Her­vey Bay res­i­dent geared up for the tricky task of cut­ting the hive away from the ta­ble on Sun­day.

While some peo­ple would be de­terred by the dan­ger, the task fas­ci­nated Ms Car­ring­ton de­spite her al­ler­gic re­ac­tion to bees.

Luck­ily, she wore pro­tec­tive cloth­ing to en­sure she wasn’t stung.

“I was fas­ci­nated, th­ese things re­ally in­ter­est me,” Ms Car­ring­ton said.

“There were thou­sands of bees most likely ... it’s re­ally ex­cit­ing see­ing some­thing like this.”

The hive and the bees have since been re­moved to a se­cure lo­ca­tion.

The phe­nom­e­non was so strange Ms Car­ring­ton con­sulted her lo­cal bee ex­pert for an ex­pla­na­tion.

“I was told there were a lot of bee­hives form­ing at the mo­ment, it’s quite pop­u­lar at this time of the year be­cause of the dry weather,” she said.

BEE-ING CAU­TIOUS: Heidi Car­ring­ton was called to her friend’s house to re­move a mas­sive swarm of hon­ey­bees on Sun­day.

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