What’s all the buzz about? Bee guy becomes online hero after Diamondbacks-Dodgers delay

Apr 30, 2024, 11:30 PM | Updated: May 1, 2024, 7:41 am

Reaction to D-Backs Dodgers game being delayed by bees....

Bees swarm at Chase Field (Arizona Sports Photo/Felisa Cardenas)

(Arizona Sports Photo/Felisa Cardenas)

A game between the D-backs and Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday featured one of the strangest delays of the season as Chase Field had a swarm of bees on the netting behind home plate.

By the end of the night, the “bee guy” became a hero, and so did Christian Walker after his 10th-inning blast pushed the D-backs past the Dodgers, 4-3.

Fans online found ways to be entertained during the two-hour delay.

Many bee pun memes appeared online in the wake of the delay. Take, for example, this gem from the @Cut4 account on X, calling back to the infamous NSYNC lyric from Justin Timberlake: “It’s gotta be May.” It helped a ton that it was late in the final day of April.

Beekeeper Mike Hilton was the hero of the day as he left his 6-year-old son’s tee-ball game in Surprise to help with the bee swarm. He would get a standing ovation and would throw out the first pitch of the game.

Hilton was even getting calls online to join the team to help the D-backs.

It was a moment that closed out an eventful month for teams in Arizona.

The Diamondbacks’ official account could not lay off the bee references.


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