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Bees cause a buzz in city centre

Police had to cordon off a Devon street after a swarm of bees landed on a chair outside a restaurant.

It happened outside Bella Italia on Exeter High Street to the amazement of people enjoying a bite to eat in the open air.

The city council has called in a local beekeeper to move the swarm to a safer location.

Swarming is mainly a spring phenomenon but can happen at other times, depending on the location.

Local beekeeper John Easton was called in to gather the swarm and take them away.

"My personal view is that the queen runs out of energy and she stops," he said.

"And when the queen stops the rest of the bees stop with her."



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