African Bees Swarm Wind Vane
Unusual call for help from the anchorage of Las Brisas. African bees swarmed a catamaran in the anchorage homing in on the wind vane! It is thought that the hum of the vane attracted them. Apparently the vane was knocking them down but they just kept buzzing the vane. Bee bodies were flying and no doubt that did nothing to improve the mood of these dangerous creatures.
Startled owners sought help against the deadly multitude. Normally in Panama, one calls the Bomberos - Fire Brigade - for assistance. As the boat was anchored off shore, that added a challenge. How to get the Bomberos on site!
Our advice: Try the Bomberos, but if that proves too difficult - just sit it out.
When African bees move in a swarm they are looking for a place to nest - like a tree hollow. There was a strong chance that the bees would eventually move of their own volition.
The solution: Somehow the owners were able to obtain a spray of soap and water and disposed of them themselves. Sounds dangerous. We wait for more details!