Giant bee swarm removed from eastern Pa. building

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A beekeeper had to be called in to remove a giant swarm of honey bees from around a building in downtown Pottsville.

Yes, the eastern Pennsylvania community was abuzz about what could have been a sticky situation outside the Lipkin Technology Building on Tuesday. The Republican Herald reports (http://bit.ly/15j9KFb ) Pottsville police Officer Joe Murton Jr. put yellow caution tape around the area around 10:30 a.m.

Beekeeper Dave Moyer and his wife, Sue, were called and found an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 bees. They used a bee vacuum to suck the bees from the side of the building and into a wooden box. He says they probably didn’t get all of them.

Moyer says the bees were in a cluster on the building because the queen was there.

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Information from: Pottsville Republican and Herald, http://www.republicanherald.com

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