Dane Douetil is the bees knees.

Despite its future in the UK to consider, it seems Brit chief Dane Douetil still has some time on his hands to enjoy one of the nation's cultural past-times.

As part of the insurers ‘Get a life’ scheme, in which staff are offered a sum of money to do something unconnected with work in their spare time out of the office, Douetil has this year decided he will take up beekeeping. His new hobby will see his back garden soon swarming with the honey-making insects.

Last year, he learned to play the card game bridge. Commenting on speculation that the company is set to quit the UK in last week’s results meeting, Dane says he hasn’t said ‘buzz off’ to Bermuda just yet, although admits he is not sure how he would look in the shorts…