The last place most people would think of as a bee-keeper’s paradise is the centre of a great city, least of all the West End of London, but hives can be found all over the capital, including on top of a world famous department store.
An elderly Texas couple was killed after a swarm of bees attacked them while they sprayed insecticide into an unused fireplace where the bees had built a hive. Also injured was their 67-year-old son, who suffered multiple stings to his head and face.
A British conservation watchdog group is raising the alarm about the rate of the loss of bees, saying that all 250 bee species are in decline. To counter the decline, it has hatched the novel idea of urging ordinary Brits to keep bees where ever they can.