A loud humming noise was coming from around the corner, and sure enough, there was a swarm of thousands… tens of thousands of honeybees! They were looking for a new home and had chosen the doorway of the guesthouse. They landed and busily began laying down the foundations with wax. This was definitely a job for a beekeeper friend Alberto Ciampelli.
Alberto and another beekeeper arrived in the late afternoon, (bees are calmer when the sun goes down) and searched for the queen bee, while gathering the bees on a frame and putting them into the beehive.
Once the queen bee was safely in the beehive, the rest of bees that had not been rounded up, followed in what Alberto described as the processione – the procession of bees queuing politely to get into the beehive!
The whole ‘rescue’ operation seemed like a miracle, but Alberto said it was simply due to years of experience. Still, he is definitely a bee whisperer!