Freak Swarm of Bees Blocks Traffic in Springfield
|Whatchoo doin', crazy bees?|
"It was a large, large swarm; there were several thousand of them," Matt Brown, a police spokesman, reported in a phone call with Daily RFT. (He didn't witness it directly, but heard reports.)
"It was really bizarre" Brown said. "I've never seen anything like that before here in Springfield."
Authorities also found it puzzling that the bees weren't attacking anyone. Africanized honey bees have been known to swarm and even attack when disturbed by loud vibrations from construction, for example. But, Brown said, there were no loud noises in the area, and nobody was injured.
According to the News-Leader, a beekeeper had to come and remove the swarm's queen bee.