Living in NY Home: 1M Bees
Beekeepers working on removing them
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2015 12:55 PM CDT
This Monday, June 22, 2015 photo shows bees at the Indianapolis International Airport Community Apiary, in Plainfield, Ind.   (Jenna Watson /The Indianapolis Star via AP)

(Newser) – Beekeepers have quite the task ahead of them as they remove an estimated 1 million honey bees that have taken up residence at a New York home. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports two beekeepers were at work yesterday removing siding on the outside of the Wallkill house to get to them. The Orange County family living there (one member of which is allergic to bees) discovered the insects while they were clearing trees. They were preparing to replace the siding, but couldn't get to it because of the bees. It will take at least a week to get the bees out of there.

 

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