CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - If you noticed a swarm of people Monday around Michigan Avenue near Millennium Park, they were staring at a different kind of swarm: honeybees attached to bicycles in the middle of downtown.
The sight drew hundreds of people to stop and stare, but the question was how would the city de-bee the bike? So, experts were called in to save the colony and its queen.
The sight was hard to believe.
"I work over at the Art Institute and I was on my lunch break and I saw just this giant swarm of bees everywhere,” said beekeeper Aza Quinn.
The swarm made itself at home on two bikes on Madison near Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.
“I don't know what they're going to do, I guess someone is going to take the train home,” Quinn said.
That someone is Sarah Bradley. She saw the swarm around lunch time and was stunned to find them enveloping her red bike.
"Oh my God. This is so strange, this is really strange,” Bradley said.
Bee keepers say the queen is searching for a new home.
The first thing that came to Bradley’s mind was: "Oh my God, Queen Bee on my bike!" Bradley exclaimed while laughing, referencing Beyoncé.
After almost two hours’ worth of taking pictures and staring in awe of mother nature colliding with the city, Bike-A-Bee Beekeeper, which is the name of her business, Jana Linsman came to save the day.
"This is so harmless right now. Its fine, they're so calm. Everybody's right here. Nobody's freaking out, they're so chill,” said Jana Kinsman.
But that’s easier said than done.
Equipped with cups, the beekeepers scooped up the colony from its makeshift home.
The bees are now on their way to a new and safe home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, where they will settle away from the bustle of city life.