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Encountering A Swarm of Bees in Hunter Canyon near Moab

Last weekend we were in Moab for almost a week playing and hiking and boating.  For one of our hikes we decided to head out Kane Creek Road to Hunter Canyon.  We’d heard it was a nice place to hike and that it recently had water flowing.  Today, it wasn’t flowing; it was stagnant and sort of icky which is no good when you have kids that love the water.  It was also hot and humid in the canyon.  But, the biggest issue we saw was about 60 yards past the register when we heard a really loud buzzing.  It got louder and louder as we kept going.  Until, we looked up and saw a swarm of MILLIONS of bees pouring up into the sky from an underground nest.  We quickly, stopped, turned around and then slowly walked back towards the trailhead.  We were done hiking here for the day.

Before I turned around, I shot this picture.  It’s not great, but I wasn’t gonna hang around for a masterpiece.  You can see all the blurry dots are bees… And the arch in the background.

Click to enlarge and see the bees in Hunter Canyon

Click to enlarge and see the bees in Hunter Canyon

We told the BLM and the visitor’s center, but probably they won’t do anything, so, be careful when you head out there.  Anyone ever see this out there before?

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