A swarm of bees took the field Monday afternoon at the Cincinnati Reds game, delaying play between the Reds and San Francisco Giants.
The buzz began around the home plate and infield area around 12:35 p.m. Monday, just before the Reds played the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park.
Thousands of bees took over the field prompting fans and players to run for cover, prompting an 18-minute delay to the start of a game.
The swarm settled above the backstop screen just before the first pitch was thrown out. Two Cincinnati beekeepers were at the game, and helped grounds officials humanely capture the bees.
It’s the second time the Giants have been involved in a bee delay in Cincinnati. A swarm went into the Giants’ dugout at Riverfront Stadium on April 17, 1976, forcing a 35-minute delay. The Reds won the game 11-0