Second bee swarm in days scatters shoppers
A swarm of bees scattered shoppers and al fresco diners and drinkers in Stevenage Old Town this afternoon.
The honey bees, following a queen, appeared in their thousands at the southern end of the High Street at around 2.30pm stretching for around 40 metres.
They have now settled in a tree outside Prezzo restaurant.
Owner of Boys 2 Men hairdressers, Craig Chalkright said people were alarmed.
“They just swarmed. It sounds stupid but cars were going slow and people were pressed up against the windows of the restaurants. There were lots of people running - women with pushchairs. Two people came into the hairdressers with stings.”
You may also want to watch:
A bee swarm forced the closure of an area outside Tesco in the new town on Friday. The insects were collected by environmental specialists from the borough council and released away from the town.
- 1 Box Wood: 42 acres of ancient woodland sold at auction
- 2 Resident with disabilities 'embarrassed' after council disposes of wheelchair
- 3 Mum's disability disco after son's left nowhere to go
- 4 Council leader speaks out after terrifying harassment incident at her home
- 5 Man charged in connection with newsagent robbery
- 6 Multiple cars involved in A1(M) collision
- 7 Hotel apologises after losing crucial CCTV
- 8 Free parking in Stevenage High Street will remain
- 9 Plans drawn up to reduce places at primary schools due to surplus
- 10 Nobel School celebrates 60 years