Portsmouth, New Hampshire Abuzz with Thousands and Thousands of Honey Bees
I'm sorry, but this is what nightmares are made of!
An article from Seacoast Online says somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 honey bees were buzzing around Market Square in Portsmouth earlier this week.
Fortunately, a mother/daughter duo that also happens to be beekeepers came to the rescue!
The honey bees were first noticed Monday afternoon buzzing around a tree in front of North Church.
The Portsmouth Department of Public Works was notified and soon Beekeepers Leslie Stevens and her daughter Carly Wile arrived, donned protective gear and worked their magic. The bees, that were said to be protecting their queen, were gathered up and transported to Stevens home where she said she had plenty of room for them at the hive she has at her home.
As you can imagine, downtown Portsmouth was abuzz with lots of spectators watching the professionals do their job.
But wait...there's more...Today, another swarm of bees in the same location was spotted. Albeit, not quite the number of honey bees from yesterday, but still a large enough number to have someone come out today. You can get more on the story from Seacoast Online here.
I have never been stung by a bee and I hope to keep that streak going for a long time.