An unusual sight was captured Friday afternoon in Barrie as a swarm of bees stopped to rest on a tree on Livingstone Street East.
A Barrie woman noticed the bees as she drove home and stopped to snap a pic of the impressive colony.
A bee swarm stops to rest on a tree along Livingstone Street East in Barrie, Ont., on Fri., June 24, 2022. (Photo Courtesy: Alicia Wishart)
While it may appear dangerous or give a fright, experts say swarms will often move on in a few days without intervention.
They say the bees aren’t typically defensive but can sting if disturbed.
Residents are advised to watch the bees from a safe distance.
The Ontario Bee Rescue Society has been notified of the significant swarm.