Ali center “abuzz” with visitors

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Bees swarm "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" mural at Louisville's Muhammad Ali center shortly after his death.

(WAVE) Ever since news of Muhammad Ali’s death, his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky has been abuzz with people, news crews and fans, especially around the area of the Muhammad Ali Center downtown, where many people have been stopping by to leave flowers and memorabilia in honor of the late hero.

However, people were not the only visitors near the center.

A swarm of bees have found themselves a temporary home in a tree that has been planted next to a mural. The kicker to the story? The mural is of the late Muhammad Ali–one that says, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

“The fact that it ended up here, right next to the Muhammad Ali Center, next to a sign that says ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ that’s completely ironic and it’s not lost on me at all,” beekeeper Kevin McKinney said with a chuckle as he worked to remove the bees.

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