A swarm of bees descends on a truck at the Manor Shopping Center

7/22/00

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Fran Wakefield, an employee of the Mandee clothing store, said that she saw the swarm descend on their vehicle.
“We saw a black cloud. You couldn’t even see anything they were so thick,” she said.

So what do you do when you have some 3,000 bees swarming on the back of your car?

Frank Darden called 911 and soon the Lancaster Township Fire Department was on the scene, along with Terminix and an ambulance. Chris Mosso, captain of the Lancaster Township Fire Department and also a pest control technician, estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 bees had taken cover in the space between the spare tire and the back of Darden’s SUV. Mosso speculated that they were probably following a queen.