A swarm of bees created a buzz at Striper Bites on Savannah Road in Lewes at approximately 4 p.m. May 15. Mark Case called from inside the restaurant where he and his wife, Susan, were enjoying a late afternoon bite and a glass of wine. “It was crazy,” he said. “We heard a buzzing noise and saw all these flying insects appear and swarm around. Then we realized they’re honey bees.” Case said it appears no one can go inside or leave the restaurant for fear of being stung. He said restaurant staff are working to control the situation.
Garrett Voss, a manager at Striper Bites, said a beekeeper was en route to access and help control the situation. “A large swarm of bees have formed a ball just outside the front door,” he said. “We have a number of people already seated inside the restaurant,” said Voss. “Fortunately we do have another access point for people to get inside and not have to worry about the bees.”
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