A COLONY of bees discovered on an aircraft stand at Birmingham Airport has been moved to safety.
The bees’ nest was found by airport staff in a concrete nook just off the main terminal building on May 20 – World Bee Day.
Expert beekeepers located the nest’s queen bee, gently moved her into a box and set about the task of carefully coaxing the rest of the bees to join her.
The airport bees have been transported to a new home in some woods at nearby Meriden.
Tom Denton, Birmingham Airport’s head of sustainability, said: “Bees are wonderful creatures which do a vital job – pollinating. Without them we wouldn’t have potatoes, strawberries, coffee, cotton or chocolate.
“But a busy airport is not the ideal home for bees, which is why we’re gathering them up and transporting them to more suitable spot. We wish them well in their new home.”