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Human Shaped Bee Swarm in DC

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Published on May 8, 2012

Bizarre Bee Swarm Spotted in DC - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats.

One of the worst fears that people have is being attacked by bees. If you happen to have that fear, you might not want to watch this any further.

The neighborhood of LeDroit Park in Washington DC recently got a visit from thousands of bees. In a remarkable shot, from the blog, Prince of Petworth, it almost seems like those bees have covered a person from top to bottom. Thankfully, the bees simply formed that shape and it didn't involve an individual.

LeDroit Park is a historic and diverse community, situated close to Howard University.

Though as scary as this may seem for someone standing near this swarm, bees are usually not aggressive during this stage and they are probably in the midst of searching a new home for the queen.

While they are swarming, scout bees go out and find the new nest location which takes hours, sometimes days. And if they can't find a new location in time, they can even starve due to limited food in their stomachs.

Let's hope the bees from LeDroit Park will be able to find their new home.

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