Bees, boating don't mix on Florida river


Beekeeper Lyndon Jones said the bees that swarmed a boat Monday in the Indian River Lagoon simply might have needed a place to rest as they flew across the water. The bees were probably wild and simply doing what bees do — searching for a new, bigger place to live for a growing colony.

A mother, her friend, her 11-year-old son and the friend’s 14-year-old daughter set sail on the 36-foot Walk About, expecting a leisurely day on the Indian River. By 1:30 p.m., all four were in the murky water to escape a swarm of what they described as thousands of bees that decided to take up temporary residence under an awning on the boat.

Click here to read a report in Florida Today.