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The hives of Royal Festival Hall.<br />
Barnaby Shaw has been fascinated by bees since his childhood when his father owned bees who all died from varroa. Barnaby began beekeeping in 2004 a bit by accident when he recuperated a swarm while he was working on an urban farm in London. "You can find bees in the most extraordinary of places and often the swarms settle in the most improbable of spots. Recently, I was called to get a swarm of bees at the top of a plane tree next to South Bank Centre. I had to go in a crane. I was there in my beekeeping outfit, fifteen or so meters off the ground, with all the tourists and other spectators watching me from below!