My neighbour rang this afternoon to ask if knew I had a beehive sitting on my letter box.  That was a surprise as of course I didn’t know – and more importantly didn’t know what to do with it.

However, after a short time two delightful people arrived to tell me they had put the hive there to collect bees who were swarming in the area.  They would leave it overnight then take it away tomorrow morning.  That was fine with me ………….. but why did the fire engine arrive in the midst of all this?  

Apparently someone had seen smoke on the hill and reported it – hard to believe they had seen the small amount of smoke being used on the hives, but I presume that was the case.