Anyone with a bee phobia would have been best staying out of Dewsbury yesterday - for thousands of the tiny creatures were buzzing around in a huge swarm!

The bees, who were swarming across the whole road at the bottom of Daisy Hill, were caught on camera by Emily Storey, who said: "I was a course at the Surestart Centre this afternoon.

"We saw them through the window at first, we thought they were wasps until I went outside. I've never seen anything like it before, heard of swarms of bees recently on a TV programme but didn't expect to see one!"

"I wasn't scared - I don't mind bees. They were flying around me whilst I was taking the videos but they didn't seem to know I was there.

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"A few people were swatting them out of the way as they walked past but a few people crossed the road to avoid them and didn't seem very keen on them.

"Most passers by said they didn't like them nor had they seen anything like it before. I think bees are just thought of like wasps and expect to be chased and stung!"

Honey bees usually abandon their hive when the queen leaves to form a new colony with a large number of worker bees and is the natural means of reproduction of honey bee colonies.

They go on the move in search of a new nest - does anyone know where they ended up or are they still flying round town?

Let us know in the comments!