Honey bees rescued in this apartments open web floor trusses

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The Coryell Courts Apartments called asking for help with a honeybee issue. They wanted to save the bees and to make sure they were rescued professionally. Since there was no access from the outside, we had to go through a tenets ceiling.

Open air honey bee hive rescue

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It’s unusual to find open air hives in southwest Missouri, mainly because the winters just don’t allow them to survive. They are usually swarms that stop trying to find a home in a cavity or tree and just build right where they land. This year we have dealt with three of them, two under overhangs on building and this one in a tree.

Removing bees while working on a step ladder can be a challenge especially when the bees are snarky!

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 This south Springfield home has these wonderful covered patios that unfortunately were constructed with a big enough cavity to support a colony of honey bees. These bees were very defensive or “snarky” as we like to use in polite company.

Honey bee removal from the end of floor joists... tight fit!

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 This colony in Miller, MO had taken up residence in the floor joists near the fireplace. The colony was very large and not easily accessible.

Wavy honeybee comb on a commercial removal

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 This apartment complex in Joplin, MO was doing spring maintenance and repairs when they found this colony of honey bees. These bees built some of the neatest wavy comb structures. Enjoy the gallery!

Property manager overcame here fear of the bees, yay!

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 Township 28 in Springfield, MO had a small colony of bees move into the office lobby. Unfortunately they were located high up in the wall behind roof supports for the front porch.