Macarthur Beekeepers help rehome thousands of buzzy friends

If there's something strange in your neighbourhood you give the Ghostbusters a call, but if there's something buzzy?

That's a job for the Macarthur Beekeepers.

The organisation was recently called upon to remove some unwelcome visitors from All Saints Catholic Church in Liverpool.

Approximately 20,000 Italian honey bees had created a new home inside the old nun's quarters behind the church. Frank Maradin and Rhonda Savva from the Macarthur Beekeepers Association spent an hour boxing up the "calm" bees from the hive, which had been there approximately four to six weeks.

The bees are now spending two weeks in quarantine to make sure they have no diseases before they will be relocated to a more suitable location.

"Bees swarm once a year and it gives them a chance to make a new queen and the hives splits into two," he said.

"That's when you get call-outs for bees outside a home or a car because the hive has split and they are looking for a new home."

It's not the first time Mr Maradin has rescued bees in Liverpool.

Macarthur Beekepers are based in Mount Annan.