St Albans bee keeper kept buzzy in city centre

Beekeeper Ade Small moving the bees. Picture: Supplied

Beekeeper Ade Small moving the bees. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

A beekeeper from St Albans was called out to encourage some angry apis to buzz off.

Beekeeper Ade Small moving the bees. Picture: Supplied

Beekeeper Ade Small moving the bees. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

Adrian Small, 49, of Gurney Court Road. saved the city from a swarm of bees last Friday evening, after giving out his number as a contact to deal with this sort of emergency.

A member of the public got in touch with Adrian after he had seen thousands of bees buzzing around the flower barrel outside Café Rouge on Holywell Hill.

Beekeeper Adrian commandeered a friend’s vehicle and rushed to the scene.

He took his mobile hive and used a smoking implement to gently encourage the bees inside and then took them to a place of safety where they could be released.

Beekeeper Ade Small moving the bees. Picture: Supplied

Beekeeper Ade Small moving the bees. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant


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Friend Howard Dalziel was there helping him out.

He said: “I was proud to watch Adrian do this for the safety of the local community.

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“He fearlessly tackled the bees and kindly saved the day. What a hero!”

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