IT'S not quite a swarm of locusts, but one Maryborough woman is feeling overwhelmed after a tribe of native stingless bees took over her property.

Lynette Beck can't leave the windows of her Walker St home open.

Lynette Beck observes the swarm of native bees on her Maryborough property.
Lynette Beck observes the swarm of native bees on her Maryborough property.

She says when one day she left a window open and the room was quickly overrun by the bees.

Lynette said the bees lived in a  tree stump near her home and she was used to their presence every year - but not in these proportions.

Normally she's thrilled by the way they pollinate her garden, but this year it has been a bit much.

Lynette has even tried to build an alternate hive to house the bees in, to no avail.

She said the bees had been in plague proportions for about four days and she's helping someone with knowledge of the specie will be able to help her out.


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