Skin-crawling moment, thousands of bees removed from the family’s roof after setting up a huge beehive
Skin-crawling moment, thousands of bees are removed from a family’s roof after setting up a huge beehive
- A huge swarm of bees moves into a family home in a suburban north Brisbane
- A professional beekeeper had to come to remove the stinging insects
- Brisbane Backyard Bees owner says beehives are on the rise in regional areas
A beehive was removed from the ceiling of a family home after the stinging insects invaded the ceiling of the suburban home.
The professional beekeeper who removed the swarm said the owner of the Bald Hills estate in north Brisbane wasn’t bothered by the bees – she just wanted to make sure they got a good home and didn’t get hurt.
Paul Wood, owner of Brisbane Backyard Bees, told Daily Mail Australia that the thousands of insects were painstakingly removed over Easter weekend without any harm.
A terrifying beehive was removed from the ceiling of a family home after stinging insects invaded the ceiling of the suburban home
The owner of the Bald Hills estate in north Brisbane wasn’t bothered by the bees – she just wanted to make sure they got a good home and didn’t get hurt
Although he is stung ‘most days’ this time, he left unharmed.
‘I didn’t get stung with it and I didn’t wear much protective clothing. This was a very quiet hive, ”he said.
He maintains that bees are “ nice little creatures, ” and that homeowners shouldn’t get scared or overreact when they see them buzzing around their property.
The number of callouts in regional centers and suburban areas has increased dramatically recently as more people take up beekeeping as a hobby.
“When they reproduce, the hive splits in two and sometimes go into ceilings and walls because we don’t leave enough trees,” Mr. Wood said.
“They would normally go into a hollow tree as they go to houses, because they are the next best thing.”
The number of callouts in regional centers and suburban areas has been increasing lately as more people start beekeeping as a hobby
Mr Wood also revealed that he gets stung by bees ‘most days’ and that he gets in the way of protective gloves
A few days ago, the beekeeping company posted photos to Facebook of another menacing swarm removed from a residential address in Northgate, north Brisbane.
He called it a ‘simple job’.
“It only took me a few hours from start to finish,” he said.
“Some of the bigger calls I’ve responded to in recent months have taken six hours or more.”
Brisbane Backyard Bees business owner Paul Wood (pictured above) said the hive was actually on the small side compared to other recent jobs
The beehive removed from the ceiling of a house in north Brisbane on Thursday
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