Ironically, I had just finished watching a recording of Martha Kearney’s programme on bee-keeping when a swarm arrived and settled on next door’s roof! Of course, as I was now an expert, I informed my neighbour that a new queen had left the hive followed by up to 10,000 devoted bees who would keep her warm, feed and protect her until the scouts had found a new permanent home. She was impressed by this romantic story, until the man I had called to deal with it swept them into a cardboard box and took them away to be imprisoned in one of his hives!
Oh no, I like the first half of this much more than Bees being imprisoned in a hive.
I know what you mean but they are safe and warm in their new home and will soon be able to fly freely and roam their territory.