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UFI Crew Begins Cleaning WWII Vet’s Bee-Infested Hollywood Home

Published: NBC Miami 6, March 29, 2016

by Keith Jones – NBC Miami 6


A crew spent Tuesday trying to clear a 97-year-old World War II veteran’s Hollywood home that was infested with tens of thousands of bees. (Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016)

 

A crew [Urban Farming Institute’s John Coldwell also of John Coldwell Construction] spent Tuesday trying to clear a 97-year-old World War II veteran’s Hollywood home that was infested with tens of thousands of bees.

“This is the biggest bee job I’ve ever done,” bee [rescuer] John Coldwell told NBC 6.

Coldwell was called to house and found a wall of wax and honey behind another wall. The wax and honey wall, constructed for over 10 years, was 10 feet long and wrapped around to the back of the house. What Coldwell found in the attic is even worse.

“The hive is probably about three and a half feet tall. From the apex of the roof to the bottom joist, is about four feet wide to about 2-4 feet deep,” he said. The hive alone could contain as many as half a million bees.

The job will entail five to six days of removal. The bees are African colonized bees, among the most aggressive.

The beehive will be taken it to the Urban Farming Institute (UFI) in Oakland Park.

Published at 6:04 PM EDT on March 29, 2016

 


 

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