Saved By The Beekeeper

Royals Bee keeper

Bee swarm highlights Royals baseball game
Inset: Beekeeper Lowell Hutchison

The Kansas City Royals Pre-season baseball game in Arizona on Tuesday, March 1 had the added attraction of a swarm of bees. This was not a promotion to attract entomologists to the game, but a natural swarm of honey bees.

This is not the first time the Royals have been visited by a bee swarm. The previous time a swarm visited the field, grounds keepers sprayed and killed the bees which netted much unfavorable publicity. During this year’s invasion, Lowell Hutchison, a retired beekeeper was fortuitously at the game. When the swarm settled on a bag, Hutchison picked up the swarm with bare hands and sealed it into a large plastic bag. The baseball fans received a real treat of watching an experienced beekeeper at work.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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