- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The buzz around North Pole isn’t a happy sound.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://is.gd/KkPRTR) a swarm of honeybees have been found living above the front door at the Grange Hall. The bees are prompting officials to cancel events there this weekend while they figure out what to do, including an art show, a jam and jellies contest and a dance. But a giant cabbage weigh-in will go on as scheduled outside.

Grange President John Poirrier says his grandson is allergic to bees, and one tried to attack him this week while mowing.

There are about a hundred bees in the swarm, and commercial spray hasn’t deterred them. A consultant tells the Grange that they would likely have to cut into the roof to remove the hive.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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