Gallery: Swarm of Thousands of Honey Bees Delays Delta Flight to NYC

A Delta flight departing Pittsburgh International Airport for NYC on Wednesday was delayed when thousands of bees swarmed the plane’s body. The buzzing critters bumrushed the craft’s wing just as the plane’s crew was preparing to fuel it. Since the bees are a protected species and it’s a crime to kill them, master beekeeper Stephen Repasky of Meadow Sweet Apiaries was called to the scene and was able to remove them. We’re glad the bees are now safe and hope that the passengers on board didn’t mind the inconvenience too much!

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  1. Chris June 26, 2014 at 7:43 am

    “Wild Colony” Doubtful.

  2. bthinker August 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Swarm my minions swarm!