A swarm of bees that gathered outside the Capitol appeared to have found their new home Monday afternoon in a hive box provided by beekeeper Sally Lincoln.
But the queen apparently changed her mind later in the day. By dusk, the bees had departed for parts unknown leaving Lincoln, an amateur beekeeper who works in the Secretary of State's office, "a little heartbroken."
The swarm of more than a thousand bees caused a stir among workers in the Capitol complex, but most were more curious than scared by the bees buzzing around their heads. Lincoln had hoped to entice them to move into the hive box so she could transport them to a more permanent home in a bit less urban part of Carson City.