THE beach bees have returned.
For the second time in as many weeks, a swarm of bees have attacked the town of El Campello, north of Alicante.
Authorities received a call from worried sunbathers just before lunch, when the insects made their home on a pole holding up a beach umbrella. Two firefighters wearing special protective clothing arrived to remove the insects from one of the fixed rented shades, and needed to cordon off the area on the Carrerlamar beach to carry out their operation.
Only the week before, emergency services were called after a beekeeper disturbed a hive in an apartment block in El Campello and unwittingly released an estimated 50,000 bees which ended up covering another beach umbrella.