What was the buzz on Parkedale?

In this Saturday, June 18, 2016 photo provided by Brockville police, a swarm of bees attempts to make a home on a sign on Parkedale Avenue. The bees were sent on their way after a local beekeeper came in and scooped up the queen. (BPS via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – It wasn’t just traffic that was buzzing up and down Parkedale Avenue this past weekend.

City police started getting phone calls on Saturday afternoon (June 18) as a swarm of bees decided to gather at a sign in the median near the intersection of Parkedale and Stewart.

Sgt. Andrew Harvie says a local beekeeper was called by a passing motorist who helped out Brockville police officers.

Police blocked traffic while the beekeeper, Peter, scooped up the queen.

After that, the rest of the bees flew away.

In this Saturday, June 18, 2016 photo provided by Brockville police, a beekeeper and his assistant capture the queen from a sign on Parkedale Avenue. The swarm generated a number of calls to local police. (BPS via Newswatch Group)

In this Saturday, June 18, 2016 photo provided by Brockville police, a beekeeper and his assistant capture the queen from a sign on Parkedale Avenue. The swarm generated a number of calls to local police. (BPS via Newswatch Group)

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