Monday, May 21

Bee swarm disrupts fundraising walk

For the past couple weeks, the media has reported on the mysterious disappearance of bees. Nationwide, beekeepers have reported five times their normal winter bee losses because of colony collapse disorder.

But I guess no one told the bees in Ligonier, Indiana.

On Saturday, a swarm of about 3,000 bees emerged from the woods around the West Noble High School football field, where 700 people were participating in a fundraising walk for the American Cancer Society.

Authorities evacuated the area, a local beekeeper was called to use a smoke machine to calm the bees, no one was stung, and the event was only delayed about 45 minutes according to the Associated Press story.

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