Huge swarms of bees causing havoc as they invade towns and cities across Britain

Huge swarms of bees have been causing havoc as they invade towns and cities across the UK.

People have been complaining of the flying insects in large numbers in many places including Plymouth, Devon and north Wales.

Some have been seen walking through the swarms – unaware of their presence until it’s too late.

One swarm even set up camp on a supermarket shopping trolley.

Shocking photos and videos show the extent of the invasion around Britain as the weather gets warmer.

Pedestrians are being warned to beware of a huge swarm which appears to be making its new home on steps near a busy footpath in Plymouth.

Rob Green spotted the swarm this afternoon smothering granite steps outside a large house.

He told Plymouth Live : “Lots of people weren’t seeing it until they walked right into them – so they end up walking through them. They just aren’t seeing them until it’s too late.

“It’s a busy footpath. There seems to be a crack or hole in the wall and I don’t know if the bees are trying to set up a new home or are just resting before heading on.

“There’s buses and cars driving past and into the swarm.

I saw one guy going forwards and filming them, but then started waving his arms about hitting them.

“I’ve got a friend who studies bees and trying to kill bees when you’re in the middle of a swarm is not a bright thing to do.

“People should not be trying to swat them – it’s pretty dangerous. If they turned on a person, that would be it for them.

“I think the council or someone should be aware and make sure the bees are safe and no-one gets hurt.”

A Plymouth City Council spokesperson told Us Bee swarms will generally move on within 12 to 24 hours but given that this is a busy public area we are arranging for part of the footway to be closed off.