Thousands of bees overtake Gloucester boat yard
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Nearly 25,000 bees swarmed into Vikin Gustafson’s boat yard.
“There were thousands and thousands of bees in a basketball sized shape that went from something a very big cubic area to something more complex,” said Gustafson.
She was terrified.
“My first move was to get my EpiPen. I told people they did not have to work in these conditions,” she said.
The bees kept moving around and workers didn’t know what to do.
“First thought is somebody could get hurt,” said Gustafson.
So Gustafson called the fire department, then a local bee expert helped save the day by taking them to his farm.
“I’ve seen clusters twice as big as this,” said local bee expert, Greg Morrow.
Morrow collected the bees and now he’s trying to find out who they belong to.
“25,000 bees is not a lot of bees,” said Morrow.
Morrow thinks they were likely trying to find a spot for a new colony, but Mother Nature proved a little tricky.
“I think the queen probably got tired of all the rain and maybe some wind,” said Morrow.
The town of Gloucester said now they’re just thankful they’re gone.
“Very relieved, very relieved,” said Gustafson.
The bees left the area two days ago and someone has already called Morrow to claim them.