A bee-utiful ending: KLIA bee swarm rescued


PETALING JAYA (Jan 11): The second installment of the bee saga at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) came to a bee-utiful conclusion today when a second swarm found at the main airport terminal was humanely dealt with.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which came under fire for fumigating the first swarm of bees that appeared on Jan 8, had apparently learnt is lesson and called upon MY Bee Saviour, an initiative by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), to relocate the second swarm.

The airport operator’s acting CEO and CFO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin tweeted about the rescue attempt:

The rescue mission which continued late into the night went well. 

Local netizens had earlier condemned the fumigation of the first bee swarm, which were found at Bay Q4 of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), but now applauded MAHB and MY Bee Saviour for saving the bees.

When reports of the first swarm of bees at klia2 first emerged, some of them were bee-sy making jokes:

Thankfully, this time the bees have a happy ending!

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