JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Boxes and boxes of honeybees are finally out of a four-story apartment building in Jersey City. That’s all thanks to the work of a beekeeper who goes by the name “Mickey.”
Mickey found about 50,000 bees in a six-foot give under the building’s moulding.READ MORE: Bucks County Group Pushes For Mask Requirement As Country Sees Rise In COVID Cases
Then he started the process of getting the bees out.
“Very slow moving tedious work, you have to make sure you get each piece out,” Mickey said. “I mean we’re trying to save the bees here.”READ MORE: Family Of Missing Bucks County Woman Casey Johnston Hires Private Investigator
It took Mickey six hours to remove all of the honeycombs and relocate the colony to a farm with the help of the queen bee.
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If your home has a hive, experts recommend hiring a professional.