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Bishy Barney Bees in wait for greenfly

PUBLISHED: 15:56 01 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:54 30 June 2010

Acle Bees

Acle Bees

AFTER the invasion last summer of Ladybird, or as they are known in Norfolk “Bishy Barney Bees”, you might wonder where they all went to and, if hibernating, would they survive the worst winter in Britain for 31 years?

Well they might not all be in Acle but a large number decided to hibernate in the cracks and crevices of the handrails on the boardwalk in Damgate Wood in Acle and the increase in temperature this week has seen them waking up.

Acle ladybirds

AFTER the invasion last summer of Ladybird, or as they are known in Norfolk “Bishy Barney Bees”, you might wonder where they all went to and, if hibernating, would they survive the worst winter in Britain for 31 years?

Well they might not all be in Acle but a large number decided to hibernate in the cracks and crevices of the handrails on the boardwalk in Damgate Wood in Acle and the increase in temperature this week has seen them waking up. However, with frosts still each evening they have kept to their hiding place and await the arrival of the greenfly before they come out for a meal.


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