On the 22nd of last month Motril's main thoroughfare, Avenida de Salobreña, had to be closed to traffic because of a bee swarm squatting in a palm tree.
The boisterous bees had chosen a palm tree right next to the Guardia Civil post turning the tree into a busy airport with hundreds of them coming and going.
Consequently, the police put up a few notices saying “Beware Bees” to keep pedestrians from getting punctured by the honey honeys.
Now you can’t just take out a swarm with a bazooka or death ray, because they are a protected species, so specialised companies and individual beekeepers are called upon to smoke ’em out, round them up and find them a nice new hive to occupy.
The Councillor for Health, Susana Peña, on this occasion called out a company called Athisa, which specialises in plague control. By the time that you read this, they will have moved house into comfy new pad.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)