The former Happy Mondays maraca shaker is hoping more people follow his lead in setting up hives of bee colonies in towns and cities. Bez now lives part-time on a commune, the Cwm Yr Hoel Farm near Swansea in south Wales, where he is learning to keep bees but was back in Manchester today to help promote the initiative.
However he has been stung badly after leaving his trouser zip undone and not covered by his bee-keeping foil tunic. He said around 100 bees got inside his pants and he had to run into the woods away from the hive but was “stung everywhere” inside his trousers.
Could not make this up.