Giant bee swarm removed from Pottsville building

June 19, 2013 8:12:23 AM PDT
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 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.


Information from: Pottsville Republican and Herald,