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 a retired 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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