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Bike swarmed by bees in downtown Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hundreds of bees caused a buzz when they swarmed a bicycle at the intersection of Meridian and Washington streets in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, prompting passersby to stop and marvel at the sight.

A video posted to Twitter at 4:30 p.m. Thursday by Jennifer Harris shows the bees swarming on the handlebar of a bicycle at the busy intersection. Many people stopped to watch, shoot video or photograph the swarm.

When an IndyStar reporter went to the scene, a man had already gotten many of the bees into a box. That man was Jerry Zimmerman, an Indiana beekeeper called to the scene by another man, Jimmie Brock III, who noticed the swarm while he was walking.

The 33-year-old Brock told IndyStar that he initially thought the swarm was a staged spectacle. When he realized it wasn't, he Googled beekeepers on his smartphone and called one of the first names that came up.

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