Removing Bees from a House

Photographer Larry Chen noticed that honeybees were living in a wall of his house. They weren’t coming inside, but who wants bees living in the wall? Instead of calling an exterminator, he contacted a beekeeper named Mike.

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Mike managed to remove an established hive and contain almost all the bees without harm. There was some wall repair to do, but it was a nice squared-off hole, so it shouldn’t have been too difficult. Highlights of the 5-hour process were recorded for your edification and amusement. In other words, this is fascinating. -via reddit


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My dad was a master beekeeper for over 30 years and there were many times that he would get calls from homeowners to come and remove a hive of bees in their attic. Lots of people would actually have yellow jackets or hornets instead of bees. The great thing was IF they were bees he would relocate them to his property or a farmer's pasture so they could pollinate the flowers and make some fabulous honey. My dad passed away 3 weeks ago today. Caring for his honeybees was one of his greatest joys in life.
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