The swarm of bees in Gröbenzell was captured by turntable ladder. © Gröbenzell Fire Brigade
The Gröbenzell fire brigade provided animal help on Saturday: With a beekeeper, a swarm of bees was taken from a tree.
Gröbenzell - During a machinist training on Saturday morning, a beekeeper from Gröbenzell asked for the support of the fire brigade. With the basket of the turntable ladder, a firefighter and the beekeeper drove into the top of a cedar tree to professionally capture two swarms of bees.
When a bee colony divides, bees swarm out with their old queen to find a new nesting site, according to fire brigade commander Christian Weirauch. Two swarms had settled on the cedar and were able to find a new home with the beekeeper.
Since tree hollows or cavities in buildings have become rare as shelters, such operations occur more often in May and June.
The fire brigade was also in action this week to extinguish the fire of a garden shed.