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Buzzing Bees in the Bin….?

The “solar powered big belly bins” in the city centre are causing a buzz…. literally! A few days after a couple of local beekeepers collected a swarm from the bin, more bees were gathering.

Because the beekeepers were able to collect the swarm, the first ones must have been honeybees…. but I wasn’t willing to get close enough to get a clear photo on my phone to be able to identify these ones!

I’m not sure what the attraction is for the bees, unless it’s rubbish that has a sweet sugary content which drew them in. But whatever it is that made them pick that particular bin, they certainly seem to be making themselves at home!