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Home & Garden ‘Aggressive’ bees force Joshua Tree Park to temporarily close popular campground

13:26  11 july  2020
13:26  11 july  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Bees cause Joshua Tree National Park officials to close popular campground for two weeks. Joshua Tree National Park officials announced on Wednesday that Jumbo Rocks Campground will be temporarily closed through July 24 due to bee activity.

Rangers at Joshua Tree National Park have shut down the popular Jumbo Rocks Campground "due to aggressive honey bee activity." "There were a couple of vehicles with a lot of bees in them. And campsites . Visitors were very uncomfortable," said Joshua Tree Superintendent David Smith.

Unbee-lievable.

Joshua Tree National Park will be closed until July 24 because of “aggressive” bees, the Southern California park announced on its site this week.

“Jumbo Rocks Campground is closed July 9-23 due to aggressive honey bee activity,” the alert, posted Wednesday, reads.

The closure applies to campsites and picnic areas and began Thursday at noon.

Jumbo Rocks, which is situated at Park Boulevard about 21 miles from the town of Joshua Tree, has 124 sites for individuals and families to reserve and “offers great views of rock formations.”

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Beginning Thursday, July 9th at noon, Jumbo Rocks Campground in Joshua Tree National Park , CA will be temporarily closed due to aggressive honey bees . Campsites and picnic areas in the campground will be closed during these dates.

Camping : May through September. Campgrounds , and sections of campgrounds , are subject to Due to guidance from the local county health office, group campsites are temporarily limited to 25 The park has become an extremely popular destination in recent years. Due to this popularity , all

None of the other campgrounds at Joshua Tree, about 51 miles northeast of Palm Springs, will be affected by the closure, Palm Springs Desert Sun reports.

The current closure isn’t the first time bees have caused a ruckus in the national park.

The Keys View trail was closed last year from late June to early July amid “a high number of bees in the area” and “concerns over visitor safety.”

The overlook closed once more in mid-July last year because of “swarming bees.”

Given bees’ need for extra water on particularly hot days, park officials hoped that barring visitors, and the water they bring with them, would force local hives to relocate “due to a lack of a consistent water source.”

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