Bees swarm woman's truck during lunch break

A beekeeper had to remove a swarm of insects from the pickup truck cab of a woman who had briefly stopped for lunch at a western Pennsylvania restaurant.

Crystal Smith tells the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown ( ) that she was inside the Main Moon Chinese Restaurant in Richland Township for about 15 minutes when employees spotted the bees swarming in per pickup cab on Thursday.

Local beekeeper Greg Berkebile was called in and says swarms can form when the queen bee moves from a hive. He says it's likely the queen flew in through and open truck window and her drones followed, attracted by pheromones — a secreted chemical from the queen.

Berkebile lit a cigarette inside the cab to produce smoke to confuse the bees, which he then shooed outside.

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