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Bee nice.

There was a buzz in Tredegar Park, Newport last week when GBKA (Gwent Bee Keepers Association) member Dave Crew assisted tree fellers from Newport City Council in recovering a colony of wild bees from a diseased oak tree which was being felled.

The tree surgeons managed to remove a 5ft section of the trunk, complete with the bees, which was then taken back to Dave's, unloaded with a tractor and set up in his apiary.

Well done to Newport City Council for their commitment and effort to save the honeybees and for also equipping their team with their own bee-keeping suits. Hopefully the bees will now survive the winter in their tree trunk and will be transferred to a standard hive in the spring.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 26, 2011
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