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.