What a sweet, sticky, hot mess!
All the Honey
Mickey exclaimed, “It was a big shock. I think the bees would have been there for two years or so without her realizing and by the time I went there last week there must have been 35,000 there.”
Mickey checked out the scene and carved a four foot-long hole in her ceiling to find the hive. Because of the amount of bees, he estimated that there was about 50 pounds of honey lodged up there.
“I haven’t seen anything this big in a long time and I have never pulled them out with that much honey,” said Mickey.
It was not easy to remove this huge hive; he had to suck the little guys up with a specialized low-pressure vacuum before cutting out the blocks of honey. Mickey explained, “I had to be very careful that it didn’t just all come crashing out. It was a slow process – it took about six hours. Cherisse kept most of the honey. I took a lot out and I kept around 20 lbs for the bees because they needed some of it back.”
The bees have been relocated to Mickey’s own backyard a few miles away; if he lived closer to Cherisse, the bees may have relocated back to her apartment.
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