Rush hour traffic along a street in London came to a near standstill  earlier this week when a massive swarm of bees descended upon the scene.

The bizarre incident unfolded on Greenwich Church Street as Londoners  left work and tourists headed towards the famed Greenwich market packed  the sidewalk.

Observers were largely aghast at the swarm as the bees not only filled  the air but also collected on a variety of surfaces such as traffic  lights.

However, in a sign of the times, others who were witness to the event  were less concerned with being stung by the bees and more interested in  filming the swarm so they could share the footage on social media.

Check out some of that frightful footage at the Coast to Coast AM website.