The Latest Buzz: Roadside Bees Garner Attention

November 7, 2013

A roadside bee hive in Walnut Hill is catching the attention of passing motorists. The exposed hive is located in an oak tree alongside North Highway 99 near Highway 97. photos, click to enlarge.

Update: The bees were removed  by someone Thursday morning.


14 Responses to “The Latest Buzz: Roadside Bees Garner Attention”

  1. David Huie Green on November 9th, 2013 9:33 pm

    A very nice picture.
    Thank you.
    (I’ve never feared honey bees but something about me riles them and many commit suicide stinging me. It’s just pain.)

  2. Jane on November 8th, 2013 3:58 am

    Honey bees pollinate everything from grass to our food. They are generally not aggressive, and unless you threaten the hive or start swatting at them they just go about their business gathering pollen and turning it into honey. If we don’t have bees, we have no food, so be nice to the honey bees!

  3. ifish4 on November 7th, 2013 9:47 pm

    Sylvia, at some point this hive split off from a larger hive, not exactly like but a little like kids growing up and leaving home and decided to build a hive here. Kathy is right, the man that got the bees takes excellent care of his bees and they will have a much better chance of making it through the winter under his care then they would out in the woods in a open hive.

  4. Sylvia on November 7th, 2013 8:41 pm

    I do not mean to sound dumb but…how did the bee hive get there?

  5. kathy on November 7th, 2013 4:58 pm

    I can asure you they went to a good home, lucky a man that has Bee’s took them to his home. so they can live in Peace.

  6. ngd on November 7th, 2013 1:42 pm

    I wonder what the county did with them? I hope they gave them to someone that will take care of them,,Someone that has beehives.

  7. Bob D. on November 7th, 2013 1:00 pm

    Hate to see them out in the open, with winter around the corner. It would be a job to cut the comb and mount it on frames in a Hive—could help them survive the winter.

  8. CW on November 7th, 2013 12:12 pm

    My only fear with bees is the Africanized honeybees (aka killer bees), they have been documented being in our area. I think they found some on a cargo ship in Mobile a few years ago.

  9. ngd on November 7th, 2013 10:35 am

    Honey bees are our best friends, if they go extinct we will starve to death, so please leave them alone…

  10. Charlotte Bates on November 7th, 2013 8:07 am

    My dad had three bee hives when I was growing up. I have a horrible fear of bees, but not Honey bees. We would sit in our swing in the back yard with some syrup on our fingers, and watched the Honey bees land on our fingers and take the syrup. No stings. As long as you did not disturb their nest, they did not bother you. Honey bees are the only bee I love.

  11. Robert S. on November 7th, 2013 6:33 am

    Beautiful – a Great Gift for us to be able to see such a hive.
    @429SCJ….Me too, hope it is left alone.

  12. 429SCJ on November 7th, 2013 3:32 am

    We had one in a cedar tree when I was a kid.

    Hopefully people will not interfere with these bees.

  13. Mike on November 7th, 2013 3:24 am

    That looks nasty

  14. Resident on November 7th, 2013 2:10 am

    I’ve never seen a hive that large our in the open. I’d sure hate to accidently make them mad.

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