Beekeeper drives 90 miles to rescue swarm of bees outside Sheffield school

A beekeeper travelled 90 miles to Sheffield to rescue and re-home a swarm of bees that had massed near to a primary school.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 4:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 5:27 pm
Photo: Claire Salt

The man sprang into action and made a beeline for Ecclesall Road after warning shared by The Star created a buzz on social media last night.

The swarm was photographed gathered on a bollard on the road, just off Pomono Street and near to Porter Croft primary school.

Photo: Claire Salt

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Claire Salt, who sent in the photos, said: “Warning for anyone round the back of Champs, Eccy Rd as there’s bees galore on one of the bollards

“They have been there for much of the day, quite scary as Porter Croft School is close by.”

Beekeeper Phil Cox contacted The Star to inform us that the bees have now been rehomed.

Photo: Claire Salt

He said: “I collected the bees at 8.30pm. I drove 90 miles from North Somercotes on the East coast. The bees are now in a new hive.”