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F-22Bee at Langley

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posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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For a few hours in June, Joint Base Langley-Eustice had the only F-22B in existence. Maintenance crews found a swarm of approximately 20,000 bees resting on the exhaust of one of their aircraft.

The crew found a local beekeeper to come to the base and remove them. He estimated that the swarm weighed 8 pounds, and said it's the largest swarm he's ever seen. He relocated them to a beer producer who has hives in the area.

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posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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Wow that is amazing. 8 pounds of bees. Thank you Zaph!



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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Pilot: Sir! Our F-22B is grounded!
Commander: Why?
Pilot: Bee cause it.
Commander: Because what?!



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 08:22 PM
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That's a really cool ending brought on by someone who can obviously think on their feet. I would have never considered locating a beekeeper to save the hive.



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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Glad they did. Bees are getting more and more scarce and incredibly important for agriculture. I can bet that beer producer was happy to get them for his hops.



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 09:20 PM
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I would say that pic is the "Bee's Knee's". That is a lot of dang Bee"s, glad they were spared.



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Glad to read they have been relocated and not just "afterburned".



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 08:24 AM
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From the article:

This is the retired U.S. Navy veteran who, in his post-service life as a beekeeper, removed bees from a jet. It is probably the coolest beekeeper story I've ever heard.


It's nice to see the Air Force and the Navy working together. :-)



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