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Bees descend on Weymouth Beach
11:12am Monday 10th September 2012 in News
SUNBATHERS got more than they bargained for when this swarm of bees descended on Weymouth Beach.
Crowds gathered to see the bizarre sight of thousands of bees clustered on a child’s pushchair one sunny afternoon.
One onlooker Ray Coles, of Littlemoor Road, Weymouth, said it was a ‘spectacular’ sight.
He said: “I was at one of the beach cafes when I saw what was happening.
“There was a swarm of bees on the baby stroller, it was a spectacular thing to see.”
He added: “Someone called the apiarist and he moved them into a portable hive.
“There was quite a big crowd of people gathered watching and a lot of people were taking pictures of the bees.
“It was really quite a bizarre sight and the fact that they landed on a baby stroller made it even weirder.”
Information from the Dorset Beekeepers’ Asso-ciation said swarms of bees are quite common.
They tend to occur when the insects are looking for a new home and do not usually pose a danger to people.