((By Tommye Leemann))

BEES – A huge swarm of bees congregated in a tree at the Leemann property outside of Olney Friday, June 21. The bees stuck around several hours before moving on. Several other local residents have had the same occurrence on their properties and in their trees in recent days, as well. Emergency Management Coordinator Ronnie Cowart warns anyone who sees a large mass of bees to stay away from the area, and not to run any weed-eaters, mowers or other noisy machinery in the vicinity until they have moved on.

(Photo by Tommye Leemann)