Lin Brewer's life was turned into an altered version of an Alfred Hitchcock movie recently, when a swarm of bees nested outside her home and refused to move.
Brewer couldn't get past her porch and her husband had to turn the garden hose on his bee-covered car before he could drive. The mail carrier was stung at least six times, and a neighbor said she would have to leave home.
"By then, I thought, this is ridiculous. I can't go to work. My husband can't get to his car. Somebody has to do something," Brewer said.
A call to the city didn't help much, she said. City crews attend only to bees in parkway trees, said Joan Westberg, Maintenance and Operations Department secretary.