Bees bug South Florida woman
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A two-foot long bee hive has been removed from a home along Wiley Street and 16th Avenue in Hollywood.
The insects made their nest up along the side of the house. The owner, Almeda Brown, in fact has no problem with bees. "I was brought up on a farm," Brown said. "Bees don't really bother me. Especially honey bees, but I don't want them on the side of my house."
The bees did not get inside the house, but it was problematic enough for Brown to call Willy "The Bee Man" Sklaroff, a bee remover, to take care of the pesky swarm.
"You've got about 30,000 bees up there, and this bee hive has probably been there about six months," Willy the Bee Man said. "The problem is now people are starting to see these bee hives like this in their trees."
Sklaroff is used to seeing cases of bees, this one being no different. "What happens is the lawn men come out with their lawn mowers and start using their power tools out here, and that could get them T-ed off," Sklaroff said.
Usually, Sklaroff tries to save the bees, but because of the location of the hive, he opted for extermination.
Sklaroff climbed up, reached the hive and removed it.
Sklaroff said the bees appeared to be European Honey Bees and not the more aggressive Africanized version.
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