BU Estates department have cordoned off the area, and have an expert coming to assess the situation.
But bee-havioural ecologist David Lawson says that a policy of live and let live may be worth following.
“It’s better just to leave them because it is a temporary thing anyway, they can be removed but it will probably just cause more fuss.”
The bees are not forming a hive on the tree outside Weymouth house, they are just making a pit stop as they find a suitable location for a new hive.
“The queen will lay some eggs for younger queens to develop, and then she’ll leave with about 50-80% of her colony and swarm to go find a new nest.”
The current location is just a lookout post from which the bees can look for a good place to form a cluster or a bivouac, and there will be more of these around Bournemouth.
The bees are currently less dangerous than they would be if they were near a permanent hive.
“They are not actually protecting any of their young, you would have to be pretty annoying to get them riled up”
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