Remember: The victims of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting

Large bee infestation removed from Wichita home

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Photo credit: JefferyTurner, Flickr

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A north Wichita home is no longer buzzing.

The homeowner, who is planning to renovate the house, discovered a large bee hive and called professional beekeeper Wes Wolken.

Wolken spent most of Sunday removing an estimated 50,000 bees from under the home.

KAKE-TV reports Wolken found a network of honeycomb that extended 18 feet long, with almost 50 pounds of honey.

Wolken used a special vacuum to remove the bees by sucking them into a canister. The bees will be relocated to an arboretum, where they’ll stay until they are healthy enough for a new, permanent location.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s