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The dike road in Lakefront Park was closed to pedestrian traffic beyond where the replica Columbus boats were docked Tuesday. A swarm of honey bees was discovered on a tree halfway to the end of the dike.

Bee swarm closes Hudson’s dike road

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Hudson’s dike road was closed at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, after the city’s lead parks supervisor, J.J. Barnes, noticed a large swarm of bees on a tree about halfway to the end of the dike.


Tom Zeuli, director of the Public Works and Parks Department, said Hudson beekeeper Stewart Erickson was called and has started the process of removing the honey bees from the dike.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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