Come On In Bee Real
Staff at the Fond du Lac Convention and Visitors Bureau didn’t extend the “C’mon In” invitation to some unwanted visitors near their office entrance last week. Fond du Lac Fire Captain Jim Knowles said a swarm of bees took a liking to a landscape tree near the bureau’s entrance last Friday. Knowles says the fire department carries equipment to handle situations like that. He says they took a couple branches from the tree containing the bees off and placed it in a box. They left it to collect more bees and one of their firefighters, who keeps bees, took it out to his bee yard. Knowles says the swarm size was about the size of three basketballs containing thousands of bees so it wasn’t something for the inexperienced to handle. Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue photos.