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.
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.
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.
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.