VERWOOD beekeepers were called to the Morrisons store on Chiltern Drive after a swarm of bees attached themselves to a car in the store’s car park.

Store workers spotted the swarm flying around outside of the supermarket on Tuesday afternoon.

The swarm then attached themselves to a customer’s car in the shop’s car park, which prompted shop workers to contact the local beekeepers to deal the throng.

An onlooker said: “A lady who works in the shop told us that the swarm was flying round outside the supermarket for a while that she could see from working in the offices upstairs.”

Although they may seem aggressive, bees in a swarm are at their most docile and are highly unlikely to sting anyone.

Dorset residents can expect to see more bee colonies as bees, like any cold-blooded organism, are more active in warm weather.