Saturday, August 4, 2012

Delta flight delayed when thousands of honeybees descend on plane's wing

A Delta flight from Pittsburgh to New York was delayed on Wednesday after tens of thousands of bees descended on the plane's wing.

The commuter flight loaded with passengers was about to take off from Pittsburgh International Airport when the swarm settled on the aircraft.

A local beekeeper had to be called in to collect the insects.

'They were getting ready to fuel and they came around the corner of the plane and right there on the wing is a cluster of honeybees,' Master beekeeper Stephen Repasky of Meadow Sweet Apiaries told CBS Pittsburgh. Read More