News

Cops called after 1M bees create unwanted buzz at store

Cops called after 1M bees create unwanted buzz at store

BEES: A hive of honeybees swarmed a Kentucky store. Photo: Associated Press

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky.

Fire Chief Woody Ball told The Advocate-Messenger that emergency crews were called Monday because customers were afraid to leave the store.

He says first responders quickly realized they would need help, so they called Gary and Joyce Taylor, who live in nearby Perryville and have experience in bee removal.

The newspaper reports the Taylors arrived to find more than a million honeybees swarming in the area.

Fire crews shut down part of the road while the Taylors worked to safely collect the insects.

Although the situation had the potential to carry a sting, Ball says there were no injuries to people or bees.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

Fresh
pigs

Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.

in Music

Richie Sambora developing TV show

richiesambora

The former Bon Jovie rocker is expanding his resumé by developing a TV show for HBO.

in Music

Slash to producer slasher film

slash

The former Guns 'N Roses star has teamed up with horror production firm Revolver Picture Company for a new movie franchise.

in Entertainment

A new milestone for Facebook

facebook

For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.

in Entertainment

The latest news from the ‘Star Wars’ camp

18-overlay16

The young stars of the upcoming movie, "The Force Awakens," talk about their experiences filming with JJ Abrams.