Secret Site Map
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Home News About 200,000 Bees Removed from Florida Property

About 200,000 Bees Removed from Florida Property

Pesticide Issues

Jeff McChesney of Truly Nolen ridded the property of the bees, which had taken up residence in an old trailer.

| May 5, 2010

TAMPA - In mid-March, city officials warned John Scherer about his raggedy fence and the old camper with expired tags in his back yard.

Officials wanted Scherer to clean the place up and get rid of the camper. They agreed to help the 68-year-old, who doesn't have the money to clean it up himself.

Then they discovered the bees.

"That changed everything," said Scherer, 68, who has lived at his Pinellas Park home for 51 years.

That's because inside the small popup camper, officials found an unusual group of squatters: about 200,000 European bees. Before any work got done, the bees had to go.

On Tuesday evening, Jeff McChesney of Truly Nolen  got rid of the bees, extracting about 80 pounds of honey in the process. "There's probably another 80 pounds in there, in the walls, but I just couldn't get to it," said McChesney, who planned to take the honey home and give it away.

Click here to read the entire story.

Source: Tampabay.com
 

Top news

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Florida Company

Arrow acquired Tallahassee, Fla.-based Action Pest Control.

NPMA Announces Results of 2014-2015 Board Election

Billy Tesh, Pest Management Systems, Inc., Greensboro, N.C., will serve as the association's president.

Viking Pest Control Introduces Roach Coaches

Several buses throughout New Jersey are decked out with cockroaches and the Viking Pest Control logo/contact as part of a new advertising initiative.

Central Garden & Pet Acquires Envincio Assets

The acquisition provides Central with EPA-exempt products, thereby allowing the company to expand its line of specialty products.

Photos: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Additional photos from Dr. Michael Potter for the August PCT feature 'Holy Cow...Bat Bugs and Bird Bugs.'