Un-bee-known to us, a swarm of bees had attached themselves to the temporary goals before Saturday's pre-season clash with Blackburn Rovers.But that wasn't the bee all and end all of the story.
Bee-hind the scenes, Latics contacted local beekeeper John Ogden to remove the unwanted creatures.
He made a bee-line down the B6189 towards SportsDirect.com Park which was a hive of activity.
As the beekeeper bee-gan his work, the bee-mused fans, who queued to get into the stadium, were entertained on the PA by the Bee Gees, Sting and The Hives.
With the media swarming all over the story, Latics on the field were stung by two second half goals as Blackburn ran out winners.
Darren Kelly's head might now be buzzing with selection headaches ahead of this week's friendlies with Halifax Town and Carlisle United.