Bees are in trouble, but not in London, apparently. Time reports they swarmed in Greenwich Park and onto north London's Greenwich Church Street on May 16, landing on traffic lights and things of the like.
The good folk of London captured the chaotic scene on camera and shared for all of Twitter to see.
Here's TFL's shot of the swarm of bees that stopped traffic today in Greenwich. Very cool. pic.twitter.com/y5JCxf91xj— Jules Howard (@juleslhoward) May 17, 2017
Of course, Twitter wasn't shy about commenting on the incident.
Me, if I'd been in Greenwich yesterday. Near those bees. But with more screaming. pic.twitter.com/IdKcKuBbNU— Jane Hill (@baby_jane31) May 17, 2017
The swarm of bees in Greenwich yesterday??? Praise the lord I was in my flat doing work— luke aris (@lukejaris) May 17, 2017
According to The Independent, traffic literally slowed and pedestrians were frozen in their tracks.
"It was just literally swarming, above the cars around the one way system," London business owner Abigail Hering said to Metro UK.
The phenomenon lasted at least 60 minutes, Hering told Metro UK:
"When I left work, I went to walk towards my car, they were on the traffic lights. Millions of them on the traffic lights. And then at that point they’d come lower so they were actually buzzing around the people. And while I was videoing them I looked down and I could see literally the front of me covered in bees. They were on me. They were on everybody. They were in your hair, on your top."
Finally, a local beekeeper saved the day and moved the bees. Incredibly, no one was stung.
The bees are back, perhaps?
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