OUTDOORS & ADVENTURE

Davis County Search and Rescue Team warns of large honeybee hive on trail

Jun 6, 2018, 10:59 PM | Updated: 11:02 pm

FARMINGTON, Utah – The Davis County Search and Rescue Team has a warning for hikers to keep an eye out for bees along Flag Rock Trail.

Mountain team leader Doug Shipley said a large swarm of honeybees has taken up residence in a tree at the foot of the trail. He saw the bees while hiking up Tuesday morning.

“There were thousands of bees. I’ve never seen anything like that,” Shipley said.

Shipley said the bees were behaving aggressively.

“They seemed a little agitated. I tried not to get too close for the same reasons, I didn’t want to get stung, but yeah, I think they’re pretty intense on protecting their own,” he said.

The search and rescue team called a local beekeeper to see about having the hive relocated safely. In the meantime, Shipley said the team wants hikers to be aware, keep their distance, and be prepared.

“If you’re at all allergic to bees or anything like that, please, as a member of search and rescue, keep your medicine on you so that you can take care of the problem. Those types of emergencies are really hard for us to get there in time. We want people to be safe,” Shipley said.

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