- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A hive of unwanted honeybees has led to the cancellation of weekend events at the North Pole Grange.

Officials with the fraternal organization say the honeybees’ hive is over their front door.

Commercial wasp spray didn’t affect them. A bee expert says the roof likely must be cut to remove the hive.

Grange President John Poirrier says tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1uBAL7S) a bee buzzed his grandson, who is allergic to stings, as he mowed the yard. The boy was sent running as the relentless bee would not back off.

Stings for the highly allergic can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure and system collapse.

The grange cancelled a weekend art show, dance and jelly-making competition. A giant cabbage weigh-in is still on - outside the Grange Hall.


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

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