Fallen tree in Florida leads hundreds of bees to swarm
When a tree fell on a Florida property, forcing hundreds of bees to swarm, a Florida sheriff’s officer who is also a beekeeper came to the rescue.
According to a Facebook post from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, a big tree fell on a residence in DeLand, prompting hundreds of Italian honey bees to swarm around the house.
According to the sheriff’s office, the bees were aggressive and stung anyone who approached the house.
Deputy David Wiggins, whose family has been in the beekeeping business since World War II, was called to the scene to collect the swarming insects.
Wiggins was stung roughly ten times while examining the situation.
According to the post, “Adding to the bees’ bad mood was a Volusia County Fire Services fire truck — the diesel fuel fumes it emitted exacerbated their anger so Wiggins asked firefighters to move it.”
Wiggins put on his beekeeping gear and managed to get around half of the insects into his hive, while the other half fled to a neighboring tree.
The rescued bees were taken to the deputy’s facility. He claims the insects are still “a little aggressive,” but that they will settle down after some time.
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