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DonnaS
(Tennessee)

Posts:5671


04/14/2009 10:47 AM  

Everyone,

I just read this article from the Home Page. I just wonder why people always make such dumb mistakes. It must be from lack of information. Even the Fire Dept. made an uninformed error on handling this situation. CALL THE LOCAL BEEKEEPERS!!! Bees are dying by the millions from a bacterial disease and we kill them because they found a place to hive. Without them, we have no pollination and then no fruits and vegetables--no flowers and it goes bad from there. The beekeepers would remove ALL of them because they know what to do.

Neigbors fear bee swarm in vacant Peoria house
Reported by: Eric English
Email: [email protected]
Last Update: 4/13 10:26 pm

Donna Kafer isn't happy with the newest tenants in the vacant house next to hers. She's scared and wants them to buzz off.

"We've got a lot of trouble with bees in the neighborhood," Kafer said.

Thousands of bees have taken up residence in the dryer vent of a vacant house near Dear Valley Road and 91st Avenue. Last week, the swarm was so big, Kafer called the fire department.

Firefighters came out and sprayed foam on the hive, which Kafer said, "Kind of deterred them a little, but they're back, and they are not happy."

She's concerned the growing hive could be a danger to her pets and children in the area, but she's having trouble getting the bees removed.

The homeowner's association won't step in, claiming it only keeps up common areas, and doesn't have permission to enter the property. Private exterminators can't do anything without the property owner's consent.

She says the property went to auction on the tenth, and is concerned it could take weeks for the situation to be handled---time Kafer spend worried about these troublesome tenants.

"This is an emergent situation. This isn't something to be taken lightly. People die from bee stings," she said. "So it's a hazard."

DJ1
(Ontario)

Posts:798


04/14/2009 11:21 AM  
Well if they are honey bees its a shame. Wasps, hornets, not so much. You've conveyed only amateurs have been involved thus far so my first thought was, are they even bees!
DonnaS
(Tennessee)

Posts:5671


04/14/2009 11:30 AM  

DJ,
Between the H.O. and the Fire Dept, I would like to ASSUME that they reccognized bees from wasps. In any event, professionals should be called for removal.
MaryA1


Posts:0


04/15/2009 3:29 PM  
I don't live very far from 91st Ave & Deer Valley Road! I can tell you killer bees are a big problem around here so I can certainly understand the concern with seeing a large hive. I do agree a professional should have been called. They can tell what type of bee it is and will know exactly what to do.
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