Beekeepers in a rural Queensland community are bracing for a rare event – a bee strike!

Beekeepers at a rural farming community in Queensland say they are braced for a bee scare as a rare occurrence.

The ABC understands the community is near the borders of the Ozark Mountains, near a tourist destination.

Bees are highly susceptible to diseases and pests in the area, and the ABC has been told the bees could swarm out at any moment.

The town is nestled in the Ozarks, on the border of New South Wales and Victoria.

Barrister and farmer Mark Williams says he was called to the community on Monday after he was alerted to a swarm of bees flying into the area.

“The only reason we did it was to protect ourselves,” he said.

“We’ve got a little bit of an old house with no ventilation, but the bees come in, they’re really aggressive and it’s been quite scary.”

Barristers are advised to keep the bees away from the area if they do arrive.

Topics:community-and-society,horticulture,environment,bees,beeswax,vic,qldFirst posted December 20, 2018 10:20:26Contact Emily MaitlandMore stories from Queensland