13th Century church invaded by 50,000 bees

Bees spent so long living in the historic church they caused a bulge above the pulpit - and made honey to drip down the walls. Reverend Stephen Hayes, 61, joined the parish in Piddington, Oxfordshire, three years ago but had no idea he was also taking on a eight foot tall colony of wild honey bees which first made the church their home 20-years-ago. But after two decades of listening to sermons in fear of being stung, villagers finally clubbed together and forked out £5,000 to have the monster hive safely removed.