Brick wall collapses to reveal giant beehive

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A brick wall at the Penn Brewery, not far from where I work, collapsed today during an attempt to get to a beehive said to have occupied space behind it "for years." No-one was hurt, and the local news reports that the bees are fine, too. Some of their honey may even find its way into a brew, if it's found to be of sufficient quality. I walked over and grabbed these photos of their handiwork.

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The wall will be rebricked after a beekeeper removes the hive on Friday.

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Good job this didn't happen during Oktoberfest.

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  1. No-one was hurt, and the local news reports that the bees are fine, too.

    One volunteer excavator was trapped inside the damaged structure but he fought off all rescue attempts.

  2. What the hell is going on with the bees this week? Settle down, bees!

  3. Brick Wall Porter? Brick Red Ale? Beeling Good Lager?

  4. CLamb says:

    Note that all the news stories are about things that happened to bees. Not a word about how bees hurt someone. It sounds like the bees switched to a much better PR firm.

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