The bees outside of laidlaw library


Does anyone really know why they were there in the first place?

The Laidlaw bees have freed themselves from their home on the roof and are now swarming outside of the library in huge numbers.

The University estimates the number of bees to be in the region of 50,000. The bees have been kept on the roof of the library since it opened in 2015 and the honey they produce has also been sold by the University.

It is not clear how the bees managed to escape or how they will be returned to their home on the roof, but at least it’s an excuse to avoid the library for the rest of the day.

UPDATE: The University’s beekeepers have now arrived at Laidlaw and are attempting to return the bees to their rooftop home.