A local beekeeper has been spotted scooping up bees with her bare hands today in an effort to relocate a swarm.
A video posted this afternoon shows the brave individual knocking the huge swarm of bees into a wooden box.
And although the beekeeper is wearing a protective hood, there’s absolutely nothing to protect her hands.
The video of the rescue mission shows her turning to onlookers and asking: “Does anyone fancy giving me a hand?”
A chorus of people saying: “No not really” follows – unsurprisingly.
She then turns back to the buzzing swarm of bees and begins to shake the tree branch over a wooden box, though a huge mass of bees miss the box and fall onto the pavement instead.
The amazing footage was captured today by photographer Dennis Glanzig, who said he ‘wasn’t expecting this when I popped to MediaCityUK for my lunch.’
Dennis later shared another video of an elderly woman standing outside General Stores watching the swarm, captioned: “Old lady is hard as nails. She wasn’t bothered at all.”
It’s not the first time parts of Greater Manchester have been brought to a halt by swarms of bees.
Last summer, thousands of the buzzing insects took over the rear window of a parked-up and unattended BMW in the city centre, before moving on to engulf a poster for Manchester International Festival (MIF).
It’s a completely natural process, and they will most likely swarm to reproduce after the old queen leaves a colony with some of the other bees.
Once the queen has left, scout bees will then head off in search of suitable places to construct the swarm’s home, and the successful scouts will eventually report back on the location of suitable nesting sites to the other bees.
But in the meantime, the other bees will leave the hive and find a spot to wait until the scout decides on the new home for the colony.
Featured image: Twitter @DenGlanzig
Salford Red Devils could face ‘heavy fines’ after fans light flares, throw beers and two are arrested on suspicion of assault
Salford Red Devils could be hit with heavy fans following an outbreak of anti-social behaviour at their recent game against Hull KR this past weekend, where fans were reported for letting off pyrotechnics, throwing beers across the stands and two men were arrested on suspicion of assault.
The Greater Manchester rugby league side lost 12-0 in a fraught Super League fixture both on and off the performance on Saturday, 16 September, with the travelling Red Devils having to make their own inside Hull’s Craven Park stadium.
Sadly, however, the atmosphere amongst many supporters took a less-than-desirable turn for some as flares were set off in the stands and Salford fans reportedly began throwing beers at the home section.
According to local press, some of the anti-social behaviour took place outside of the ground as well, with five individuals being ejected from the stadium and two men being arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm. Salford issued a response condemning the behaviour a couple of days later.
The statement goes on to explain that they are now “investigating incidents of anti-social behaviour” at the game and details how not only did the reported incident “place others at risk” but could also “result in the club being issued heavy fines.”
While the club insisted they “are proud of the passion so often displayed in the stands by our fans” and “understand the excitement on the field can get us all carried away at times”, they reinforced that supporters have a “collective responsibility to ensure a respectful and safe environment for all to enjoy.”
Recognising that incidents of disorder were only committed by a small group of fans, they reiterated that they “should not and will not be allowed to give our supporters a bad name”, assuring that they will now be taking appropriate action and issuing bans where necessary.
Speaking to ITV, fan Becky Green said that another woman in the stands had brought along her daughter for her first game and the young girl sadly had “beer thrown over her”, adding, “It’s the worst crowd of fans that we have had all years to be honest.”
Police are now said to be working with both clubs to identify the individuals responsible for the various incidents of anti-social behaviour and misconduct.
Humberside’s Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson said: “We know that the majority of people who go to rugby matches just want to support their team to win, and that was a great game marred by a small number of supporters who had the potential to cause real harm.”
Authorities are yet to confirm where the two men arrested have been charged.
Featured Image — Salford Red Devils/Hull KR (via IG)/ Red Robins Podcast (via Twitter)
M62 closed in both directions after pedestrian dies in ‘serious collision’ during early hours
The M62 is currently closed in both directions after a pedestrian has died in a “serious collision” during the early hours of the morning.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has revealed that, at around 12:15am this morning (Tuesday 19 September 2023), officers were called to a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on the M62 near Salford, and several other emergency services also subsequently attended the scene shortly after.
Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, an adult male was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 25-year-old man, who remained at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, GMP has confirmed.
He has now been taken to custody for further questioning as GMP’s Serious Collision Unit investigates.
While officers conduct their investigations this morning, GMP has confirmed that the M62 between J11 and J12 in Eccles and Birchwood will be closed in both directions, and is expected to remain closed through most of the morning – with no indication given as to when it will reopen at this point.