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'You wouldn't bee-lieve what's happened to my bike'

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DAVIS House was abuzz on Tuesday after a swarm of bees made an office worker's bike their new home. "No one was quite sure where they came from but everyone knew when they had arrived," said Carole Tyrell, who works in the office block in Robert Street as a temp for Croydon Council. "One lady looked out from a window to see the handlebars of her bike covered in a moving, buzzing mass of bees. "As everyone in Davis House watched, more bees were flying in to join them or just fly around. "Most people were quite wary of the creatures and were taking photos from a safe distance. Carole, who got close enough to take photographs of the swarm, joked: "Someone suggested Davis House should acquire its own hive and produce honey. "However, the bike's owner wanted to pedal home so a beekeeper was called to collect the insects." One theory as to strange bee-haviour is that a nest had been disturbed by nearby building work and so the queen had flown off, with the rest following her. "I'd seen bee swarms in magazines but never in real life," said Carole. "It was an impressive sight."

'You wouldn't bee-lieve what's happened to my bike'


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