Beekeeper Bob Bromley tackles the swarm at Yarmouth. Jennifer Burton.
THIS swarm of bees made for a spectacular sight in an Isle of Wight town today (Thursday).
Honey bees swarmed around Yarmouth quayside before settling on a picnic bench outside the Harbour Lights restaurant.
One witness said: "There must have been about a million bees swarming everywhere. It was an amazing sight."
Elizabeth Kennison, who works at the restaurant, said: "We were told they had been seen flying over the pier and people thought they were flies until they landed.
"They were climbing all over the top of the table and now they are underneath it clumped together."
Wellow bee keeper Bob Bromley was called to help and removed the bees.
*But at around 3.30pm the bees escaped their temporary home and the swarm flew to The George Hotel, where they had settled in a tree.
Mr Bromley said he hoped to carefully brush the bees into a specialist skep, similar to a wicker basket, before taking them to the apiary at Quarr Abbey.
Picture by Jennifer Burton
Picture by Rob Liddington