Swarm of bees lands in downtown tree
A swarm of bees made a stop in downtown Taft on Tuesday, creating a bit of a buzz for a while.
Kern County firefighters were called to the scene on the 100 block of Third Street where a large swarm of honeybees was covering a branch in a tree next to the municipal parking lot. The bees were apparently the docile European type, not the dangerous and aggressive Africanized bees that have been know to attack and even kill humans. The firefighters notified the city of Taft of the swarm and left, since the bee swarm was the responsibility of the property owner, KCFD Capt. Don Printup said. A short time later the bees were gone, too. There is no word on where they went