“Stop walking and keep very still. Now move slowly to the right...”
We were out for our evening walk with Rick and had been climbing a hill through the chestnut grove. The hill was quite steep and I had my eyes fixed on the ground. When I looked up I could see the swarm of bees hanging from a branch just a few feet in front of us.
I doubt we were in any danger. There are hives dotted throughout the woods and this was likely to be a swarm from an overcrowded hive. They were probably stuffed full of honey and in a docile mood. But it got me thinking about what action we could take in the middle of the woods if they suddenly decided to attack. There were no buildings nearby to take shelter. All we would be able to do is run and try and protect our faces. It's dangerous out there in those woods!