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    CB was about to go into the yard to show her friend the new chooks when I noticed a huge swarm of bees over the stables, got the kids and dogs inside pronto. But........

    The bees have taken up residence in the lining of Lenny's stable, thousands of them and the noise is incredible........

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    Call the council and ask them for the telephone number of any local bee keepers and they will come and take them away for you.
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    Get a hive and ask a local keeper to help you move it! lucky you! Am jealous...

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    lucky you! British Beekeepers' Association maybe u can get some help from here sweetie xx
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    Thanks guy's I know I need pollinators but this is too mad
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    Hayley - Its a common misconception that a swarm of bees is an angry and terrifying thing. However in MOST cases - once swarmed the bees will be very placid and certainly won't attack anyone!

    The way to get rid of them - and I'm NOT suggesting you try it - but leave it to an expert... is to stick a box underneath them and knock the whole swarm of their perch so they land with a thud in the box! Then a simple towel is thron over them to stop them flying out!

    So they look and sound more scary than they are...

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    I have emailed a swarm collector who probably knows an old friend of mine - a beekeeper who died in 2007
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    Well.....

    It looks like getting them to a new home would cause a fair bit of damage to the stables as they are so solid (built from spare bits from Potton Homes). So the little darlings who have put themselves to bed and only buzzing at a much lower volume than earlier are staying
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