The great bee invasion at the Chesapeake (Va.) Central Library started small. Shortly after 10 a.m. on June 1, one or two honeybees appeared near the ceiling and windows of the youth and family services room. Then more kept coming inside, about 50 of them at the peak. When Branch Manager Zachary Elder went outside to investigate, he spotted hundreds to thousands of bees buzzing near tiny gaps in the bricks. By day’s end, Elder had helped a beekeeper pluck individual insects from window wells and ceiling tiles, discussed how to safely remove the swarm outside, and discovered much that he hopes to share in future educational events.
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, July 11