Yes ... dig it over, pulling out the roots as you go.
They're old leaves, they will deteriorate -possibly a bit of sunscorch and other weather damage will accentuate the aging. As long as there are plenty of healthy new leaves there's nothing to worry about.
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Newboy has given you a link to the British Beekeepers Assoc.
Click on the link and you will find help and advice to deal with a swarm of bees.
I agree with Lyn ... use chicken pellets for leafy growth especially in the veg patch. Tomato fertiliser will encourage flowering.
Look at the link Guybrush posted about scale insects and choose your method of eradication.
If you don't get rid of them you'll lose your plant because it will become weaker and weaker.
We've got this one http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb428gdo-32cm-1300w-lawn-scarifier-230v/48162
We're really pleased with it.
It rakes well, and with a change of 'head' it scarifies ... as with Pete's it doesn't really aerate deeply, but it's still really good value for money and has improved our lawn immeasurably since we got it.
It may seem flippant ... but frightened children separated from their families can gain a lot of comfort from a cuddly toy.
Places accepting donations:Rugby Portobello Trust in Walmer RoadLatimer Centre in Freston Road.They are accepting donations of provisions such as food, drinks, clothes and toiletries.
The Rugby Portabello Trust has also set up an Amazon Wishlist of items
and there's a Just Giving page to provide ongoing support to those who have lost everything
This may be of interest https://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/faqs/finding-dead-bees/