A US Airways Express flight had to leave three hours late from Charlotte, North Carolina because a swarm of bees kept crews from rolling the plane back from the gate.
A spokesman for the airline says Flight 2690 was boarded and ready to leave when a worker noticed the bees near the device that pushes a jet back from the gate.
The operator was afraid of being stung.
A beekeeper had to be summoned to round up the bees.
None of the bees got inside the cabin, and no injuries were reported.