OMAHA, Nebraska, USA ( Associated Press) – About 6,000 bees were recently removed from inside the wall of a 100-year-old house in Nebraska.
Thomas and Marilou Gautierre told the Omaha World-Herald that they were planting flowers for the bees outside their home in Omaha, but never expected that the bees would accompany them.
Bees probably infiltrated through a hole in the mortar on the exterior of its brick. Goutierres found him several bees flying outside his kitchen window, and found about 30 in a second-floor bedroom.
“If you put your ear against the wall you can hear them buzzing,” said Thomas Gautierre, a retired dean of the University of Nebraska, Omaha campus, and head of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the institute.
Gautierre said he initially thought of calling an exterminator, “but we’re reading, and there are so many great shows on PBS ‘Nature,’ about how much bees do to pollinate the world we live in.” are important.”
The couple contacted two members of the Omaha Bee Club, who charged $600 to move the hive. Larry Cottle of the Countryside Acres Aviary drilled a hole in the wall of the house before Ryan Gilligan of Gilly’s Gold took out the bees and boxed them up for shipment.
Inside the wall were three hives about five centimeters (2 in) wide and about 23 centimeters (9 in) in diameter.
Gautier said that he and his wife tasted some honey before Gilligan took the bees away.
Gilligan said he has removed bees from various homes, apartments, barns and trees over the past seven years. At the last house you worked in before, there were 15,000 bugs.