Huge swarm of bees rescued after landing on car at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

A huge swarm of bees had to be rescued by a beekeeper after setting up home on a car at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:40 am
The bees were rescued after swarming on a car. (Photo: DBTH).

The swarm set up a nest on the white Ford car parked in one of the car parks at the Armthorpe Road hospital site yesterday.

Revealing the rescue operation on its Facebook page, a spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “A few guests arrived in one of our car parks - just having a brief holiday from the hive we assume.

"Never fear, a very helpful beekeeper was on hand to help and send them safely on their way.

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"No bees were harmed.”

A swarm is the colony reproducing by the old queen leaving with some of the bees.

They leave their hive and find somewhere to hang in a cluster until deciding on their new home.