swarm of bees

Lenny La Rue, IPA

Sacramento, United States

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Sacramento recently had an unfortunate accident with a large truck transporting a huge amount of bees to another state. The truck tipped on its side, broke open, and millions of very annoyed bees came rushing out. The police report to the local news radio station was cut off by a bee that got into the patrol car. The driver wasn’t seriously hurt and none of the beekeepers or emergency personnel were hurt more than a few dozen stings apiece. Yeah, right!

So many of the precious bees were lost that America is going to suffer a bit more from the lack of them. They are abandoning their hives and either dying elsewhere or roaming without hives – unheard of here.

This just may be a remnant from the accident that stayed with a queen and were either forced to move or strayed from the area, probably when their hive was destroyed in the accident. They were in the park and about head high as a friend and I were walking under the tree. I stopped her about 5 feet in front of the swarm thinking it was a huge wasp’s nest. Once I saw they were just bees, I took a deep breath and walked slowly through the bees flying around the swarm to get some shots a bit larger than life-sized with the Nikon D60. As usual, I didn’t get stung but the feeling of impending doom was rather daunting.

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