Bees All Over the Beach

Startled beach goers were joined by bees on Tuesday in Cape May when thousands began swarming before settling on a towel hanging on the back of a chair.

The strange scene unfolded around 3 p.m. on a New Jersey beach when a group of bees began buzzing overhead, according to a witness and a video. Within five minutes thousands of bees had clustered on the back of the chair, according to Dean Bloemer a retiree who lives in Cape May and was on the beach with several others.

Allen Brown, a local beekeeper showed up and collected the bees in a cardboard box within 15 minutes of arriving as lifeguards worked to keep people away. Bloemer said Brown told him the bees likely converged on the beach because they were following a queen that was there.

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