Retiree to become 'accidental beekeeper' - after huge swarm appears in his garden

  • 16 days ago
A retired engineer is set to become an accidental beekeeper - after deciding to keep a thousands-strong swarm that appeared in his garden.

Dave Freiter and his neighbours were left gobsmacked when the huge colony turned up outside his home in Maidstone, Kent, and settled on his waste bin.

There were so many bees that Mr Freiter, 62, could not see the houses on the other side of the road - prompting him to call for help from Mid Kent Beekeepers.

Volunteers quickly showed up and had the swarm, which had settled on Mr Freiter's waste bin, under control in just a few hours.

They and Mr Freiter are now looking for a hive which the bees can call home.