Swarm of bees causes delay in Rockies-Diamondbacks
May 18, 2012
DENVER (AP) — Thousands of bees swarming around a camera bay next to the Colorado Rockies’ dugout caused a brief delay in Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The swarm suddenly appeared in the top of the fifth inning and the action on the field was halted for a couple of minutes, though the teams never left the diamond. The bees landed on a pole in front of the camera bay, forcing the camera operator to vacate his post.
The bees were contained to the field-level camera bay and umpires determined that the game could proceed.
During the sixth inning, a beekeeper arrived with a large vacuum cleaner. Without any further interruption to the game, the beekeeper gradually suctioned the entire swarm into a bag.
The bees were to be relocated somewhere outside the stadium.