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Bees Buzz Airport; ‘Swat’ Team Called

Associated Press

Two huge swarms of bees disrupted operations at Osaka International Airport for 3 1/2 hours, forcing authorities to call in a special “swat” team, the Kyodo News Service reported.

The estimated 30,000 bees formed 20-inch spheres in the air Friday, and worker bees could be seen going in and out of the swarms, the agency said. Airport workers could do nothing until the specialists from Toyonaka city arrived with spray guns.

Seven planes were forced to change their parking spots for fear the bees might attack passengers, the agency said. No flights were canceled, and no one was harmed.


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