All Saints Catholic Church in Liverpool had some unwelcome visitors removed on Saturday.
Approximately 20,000 Italian honey bees had created a new home inside the old nun's quarters behind the church. Frank Maradin and Rhonda Savva from the Macarthur Beekeepers Association spent an hour boxing up the "calm" bees from the hive which had been there approximately four to six weeks. The bees will now spend time two weeks in quarantine to make sure they have no diseases before being relocated to a suitable location.
It's not the first time Mr Maradin has rescued bees in Liverpool. In 2019, the West Hoxton resident rescued about 150,000 bees from the Michael Wenden Aquatic Leisure Centre.
"Bees swarm once a year and it gives them a chance to make a new queen and the hives splits into two. That's when you get call-outs for bees outside a home or a car because the hive has split and they are looking for a new home," he said.