The Internet was abuzz on Monday with details of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent trip to Malawi, but not for political reasons.

According to The Hill, America's Queen Bee may have received a stinging farewell when a swarm of bees descended on her detail at Kamuzu International Airport.

The U.S. State Department and Malawian media reported different versions of the event. The Malawi Voice claimed that "the bees caused panic among the Americans." When BuzzFeed reached out to the State Department for comment, however, a spokeswoman denied such reports, saying there was "no panic or fleeing at all."

Clinton's trip marked the first visit by a U.S. secretary of state to Malawi, and the first visit by a high-ranking U.S. official since 1991. Joyce Banda recently took over as the country's president after the death of Bingu Wa Mutharika in April. Clinton reportedly was pleased to meet with Banda, who has been "keen to differentiate herself from her predecessor," the Associated Press writes.

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    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stops to watch women dance and sing in welcome during her visit to Lumbadzi Milk Bulking Group in Lilongwe, Malawi, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, on the first visit to Malawi by any U.S. Secretary of State. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joyce Banda

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, meets with Malawi president Joyce Banda.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaches across an aisle of girls to greet each attendee of Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) run by the Peace Corps, in Lilongwe, Malawi, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Emille Phiri

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton dances with Emille Phiri, chair of the Lumbadzi Milk Bulking Group, at the end of the Secretary's visit to the group in Lilongwe, Malawi, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Triza Lapani

    Triza Lapani, 17, helps U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to put on a chitenje cloth, a traditional skirt, after speaking at Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) run by the Peace Corps, in Lilongwe, Malawi, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Triza Lapani

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton embraces Triza Lapani, 17, after the teen helped Clinton put on a chitenje cloth, a traditional skirt, after speaking at Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) run by the Peace Corps, in Lilongwe, Malawi, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)