Greenwich council is asking people to be careful if around Queenscroft Park today due to a large swarm of bees.

The park, which is located in Eltham, has had a friendly visit from a few hundred bees, possibly more.

Swarming is when a new colony is formed after the Queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees.

In the process of swarming the original colony reproduces to two and sometimes more. Scout bees will then go and find suitable cavities for the new colonies and report back.

This is all due to the warmer weather, so it is worth keeping an eye out even in your own gardens at the moment.

Greenwich council would like to warn dog walkers and anyone else visiting the park today to keep a good distance from the bees whilst they call out a local beekeeper.

We will keep you updated.