Sparta Had a Little Bit of a Bee Problem This Week
It’s spring, and with spring comes a lot of things, including bees. Bees are great (if you’re not allergic to them) and do a lot of amazing things for our ecosystem, but sometimes they can be a bit of a nuisance. That was definitely the case on one sidewalk in Sparta.
On Tuesday, the Village of Sparta posted a photo on Facebook, advising residents to avoid using the sidewalk on the southwest side S. State St and Orchard. Why? Well, bees had taken it over.
It’s not clear why the bees were there, but they obviously couldn’t stay. So, the city got in contact with a man who was able to safely relocate them.
Just how many bees are we seeing in this picture? The man who relocated estimated that there were between 20 and 25,000! They even managed to locate the queen.