Around 500 bees attached themselves to a step ladder.

The Downham Market branch of the CGM Group was called to deal with a honey bee swarm the size of a rugby ball.

Around 500 bees had attached themselves to a step ladder (pictured) at business premises near King’s Lynn.

CGM Group captured the bees which were re-homed with a local bee keeper.

Graham Masters, head of operations, environmental services at CGM Group, said: “Our pest control team love bees so we always try to rehome them. Bees are an important part of the ecosystem so we all should look after them.  

“Sometimes bees swarm a in strange place, like a step ladder, which isn’t convenient so need to be moved.”