Bee swarm shuts down Stevenage town centre area

BEE keepers have been called into Stevenage town centre to deal with a swarm.

A pedestrian area by Tesco and the Hotel Ibis in the Forum has been cordoned off while environmental specialists from the borough council in protective suits deal with the insects.

A council spokesman said the swarm of several thousand honey bees were migrating with a new queen when they landed on a shrubbery bed by the supermarket.

The bees were collected and have been released away from the town centre.

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