Every now and then a swarm of bees will rest for a while in an oak tree, a vine or under the eaves before moving on.
Recently however, a swarm decided to occupy an old wine barrel.
Time to call in the help of a local beekeeper.
After a little smoke and some patience, they started to leave the barrel.
Including the Queen Bee!
With the Queen in the box and a little encouragement, the whole swarm soon followed to be safely relocated.