Bee Invasion Hits Pike County Courthouse

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The buzz at an eastern Kentucky courthouse was real.

A colony of several hundred swarming honeybees made a home in the bushes between the Pike County courthouse and the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center Friday afternoon.

The only stinging victim proved to be local beekeeper Jerry Robinette, who removed the hive.

Robinette picked up the hive and placed it near a box filled with honeycomb, while hundreds of bees began swarming over his head.

Robinette said the bees didn't attack because they had gorged themselves with honey while preparing to move and form smaller hives.
Information from: Appalachian News-Express,

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