NICK EICHER, HOST: When maintenance workers at a Richmond, Virginia, apartment complex found out what was hiding inside the ceiling of one apartment unit, they immediately called for help! They wisely decided to let professionals remove it.
What they found was an 8-foot-long beehive.
They called in beekeepers to evict tens-of-thousands of bees from the apartment.
The owner of the wildlife control company, Rich Perry, said the hive was big enough to support 100,000 to 150,000 bees!
He said the Italian bees probably got in through holes in the siding and found a home between rafters and sheet rock.
The hive produced about 80 to 100 pounds of honey!
The company has a “no kill” policy with bees. But they were unable to find the queen, so sadly, the hive could not be saved.
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