Un-BEE-lievable! Oldham v Blackburn kick off delayed after hive of activity in the penalty area

Hive of activity, the bees attached themselves to the goal post. Credit: Oldham Athletic FC

The kick off for Oldham's friendly against Blackburn on Saturday was delayed after unwanted visitors swarmed around the goalposts.

A swarm of bees had attached themselves to one of the posts.

The referee suspended the start of the game until a team of beekeepers arrived.

The club tweeted: "The Bee team has just left the pitch," while Blackburn's twitter feed read: "Un-BEE-lievable scenes here."