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Swarm Of Bees Lands In Midwest City Family's Driveway

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Imagine this: Coming home, getting out of your car, and nearly stepping into a swarm of bees in your driveway. Imagine this: Coming home, getting out of your car, and nearly stepping into a swarm of bees in your driveway.
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Imagine this: Coming home, getting out of your car, and nearly stepping into a swarm of bees in your driveway.

That's exactly what happened to a family in Midwest City.

At one point, tens of thousands of bees covered parts of the driveway. We're told it's that time of year bees are swarming across the state, but it definitely caught this family off guard.

“I pulled in, I saw that, and I locked myself in the car,” said Sonja Masteller.

For Sonja and her family this is the stuff nightmares are made of.

A swarm of honeybees, well above 10,000, take the form of a living, breathing, buzzing clump of insects.

And Wednesday, it was right at their doorstep.

“I don't even know what to say. I'm still in shock,” said Masteller. “I've never seen that many bees in one place.”

And the look of it can be not only frightening, but intimidating.

“Yeah it was terrifying. I don't want to be in the middle of all that,” said Masteller.

“If you can catch the queen, then they will follow her,” said Bill Armstrong, Pres. of the Central OK Bee Keepers Assoc.

The swarming bees are on their way to a new home, meaning they have no nest or honey to defend.

In fact, they tend to be on their best behavior. Not aggressive at all.

“A swarm is very docile, you notice we're right here. They are not swarming us, they are not attacking us,” said Armstrong.

Armstrong said seeing a swath of bees like this is not uncommon around this time of year.

“This is the natural way that they replicate,” said Armstrong. “This just happened to be, for the most part, where the queen decided to stop.”

“I've been all over, and I've never seen bees like this, ever,” said Masteller.

Aggressive or not, Sonja just wants the bees off her driveway.

“I'm scared of anything that is going to bite me or sting me,” said Masteller.

Bee keepers across the state encourage everyone not to kill a swarm of bees.

There is a honeybee decline across the country, and we're told the fight to protect them is at an all-time high.

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