Kathmandu. What if a swarm of bees suddenly landed on the plane? Sometimes it seems so strange. The flight had to be canceled after a swarm of bees boarded the plane. This week, a problem arose at the Kolkata airport in India due to bees.
The flight of two planes has been delayed due to bees. The swarm of bees first appeared on Vistara’s plane on Sunday. Because it was waiting in a hangar before boarding, the next morning a bee appeared on another jet in the same hangar. In both cases, the fire brigade had to be brought in to repel the bees.
In doing so, each flight was delayed by about an hour. A spokesperson for the airline told the Times of India that the bees first appeared on November 29 at 4:15 p.m. Vistara’s plane, which was preparing to fly to Delhi, was stopped nearby. Boarding was delayed when firefighters were brought out to put the plane down.
A video of it was taken by a member of the flight crew. The scene is now going viral on social media. The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 5:45 p.m., finally took off at 6:45 p.m. But the flight attendants were even more shocked the next day when another incident took place.
No one expected the bees to appear on another plane in the same hangar the next morning. They were surprised by the events. This time, the bees formed a swarm on a flight to Port Blair Airport at 10:45 a.m.
The swarm of bees prevented the handler from loading the goods on the plane as the bees came and sat on the door of the open cargo plane. Again, the fire brigade had to be called to evacuate the bees. Loading finally resumed, and the flight resumed at 11:45 a.m. It is not clear why the bees swarmed the plane.
But it is estimated that swarms of bees may have moved from place to place. Bees can move for two reasons. First either the original nests become unnecessary due to disease, insects, or other environmental changes or the colony builds a nest, in which case half the bees leave in search of a new home and split in two.
According to information published by the University of California, the common bee follows the queen bee. The queen bee looks for enough prey for flight, light and a place to enter the new nest with her.
When forming a swarm, bees may initially move to a resting place, some distance from their original habitat.
Scouts are sent out to find a new permanent home. Temporary accommodation can only be used for a few hours. But sometimes bees can stay there for many days while exploring scouts.
Due to the declining bee population, especially in the United States and Europe, beekeepers are urging people not to spray any type of bee or other insect repellent on their homes, cars, or in this case large aircraft. According to him, instead, people have been asked to call professional beekeepers. Trained people can move the bees to a safe place.