Monday, December 8, 2008

Our Sunday 'Tradition'

Lately we've been taking Sunday as our day to have breakfast at Loncheria Alexia and Giovanni. Yesterday we were there, and I happened to have my camera with me and took these shots:

Loco waiting patiently for us to eat

They've done some nice renovations to the hotel across the street

No, that's not a person off in the distance, just a t-shirt

Near the end of our meal, a furniture truck pulled up and backed up where those t-shirts were hanging. They started unloading the truck. Then I noticed a large swam of insects in the center of the parking lot. Miguel confirmed that it was a swarm of bees. Loco didn't move, and the people walking through the parking lot stayed calm and the bees did not attack anyone.

The guys unloading the truck suddenly noticed the swarm and stopped what they were doing and walked over and sat on the edge of one of the planters. The swarm gradually moved closer to the truck and that's when we figured out that the truck had disturbed a hive.

Once the swarm calmed down, Miguel went over and carefully took a picture of the hive.

I'm not sure what they'll do about the hive, Miguel seemed to think they'd need to spray. A little scary, but glad it turned out ok.


Life's a Beach! said...

Glad they weren't killer bees! I'd never thought about bees attaching to a palm tree! Loco's such a good boy to sit there in the cart so patiently!

Ann said...

That could have potentially beeen very bad considering the number of people that eat in the loncherias! My dog would have been over there sticking his nose into it!

Sue said...

Well, we don't know that they weren't African bees. Hopefully not. And yeah, it could have been a disaster if the bees had turned on everyone nearby. After seeing the size of that swarm and realizing how many bees that must represent, I don't ever want to be in the middle of something like that.