Bee swarms invade Lincoln streets

Two bee swarms were pictured in Lincoln parks and streets over the weekend.

One swarm was spotted on a pedestrian crossing over Clasketgate, while the other swarm made the Arboretum their home for the afternoon.

The bees on Clasketgate. Photo: Matt It

A swarm is formed when a queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees, normally in the spring.

Typically, swarms are new colonies looking for a home.

They buzzed off after a while. Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

The bees in the Arboretum. Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

When the bees cluster together in unusual spaces, this often means the queen bee is taking a break and the colony is protecting her.

Bees will not attack anyone, unless they are aggravated by a passer-by.

If you see a swarm, the recommendation is to contact your local beekeeper association.