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Swarm Of Bees Delays Rockies-Diamondbacks Game (VIDEO)

AP  |  Posted: Updated: 05/18/2012 12:27 am

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of bees swarming around a camera bay next to the Colorado Rockies' dugout caused a brief delay in Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The swarm suddenly appeared in the top of the fifth inning and the action on the field was halted for a couple of minutes, though the teams never left the diamond. The bees landed on a pole in front of the camera bay, forcing the camera operator to vacate his post.

The bees were contained to the field-level camera bay and umpires determined that the game could proceed.

During the sixth inning, a beekeeper arrived with a large vacuum cleaner. Without any further interruption to the game, the beekeeper gradually suctioned the entire swarm into a bag.

The bees were to be relocated somewhere outside the stadium.

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