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Posted 5/17/12 at 8:06 PM

Un-bee-lievable scene at Coors Field

If a Major League game is going to be delayed by a swarm of bees, you have to at least hope there's a beekeeper convention in progress nearby.

The D-backs and Rockies were in luck on Thursday. A cloud of bees descended during the fifth inning at Coors Field, chasing Arizona first-base coach Eric Young onto the infield and briefly halting play. Two innings later, beekeeper David Bowers -- who was in town for a monthly meeting of the High Land Beekeeping Club (actual slogan: "We Be Bee Wranglers") -- swung by to vacuum up the insects.

Had Bowers not been available, the Coors Field grounds crew may have taken a page from their counterparts at Salt River Fields: Cotton candy and lemonade.

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