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Bee keepers called in to remove hive from Carpinteria apartment building near the beach

People heading to the beach and the Carpinteria Salt Marsh had to watch out for bees near the Beachwood apartment building.

Joel Leef and his sons Michael and Phoenix could see them outside their window.

” I was about to open my window and I noticed what looked like hundreds of bees just swarming around and I’m like yeah that doesn’t look good I went to open the window and there they were,” said Leef. Phoenix Leef said you had to get up close to the hear them buzz. Their Landlord collected bids to get them removed before the Fourth of July holiday.

Super Bee Rescue and Removal got the job done.

Nick Wigle, the owner and operator of Super Bee, said he never wants a desk job.

“We don’t even know how many bees, it was huge for being 15 feet from the sidewalk for month and months, so nobody noticed them, they were sneaky,” said Wigle.

Wigle and his crew removed them without using pesticides and chemicals. They even saved the queen bee. Bailey Tripp is learning the ropes and was the only one to get stung during the removal process but he didn’t seem to mind. He said we need bees.

“They are active pollinators. That’s necessary for a large percentage of our food,” said Tripp.

Super Bee’s Tracey Goss gave the Leef children some of the honeycombs that were stuck in the stucco. It will be a sweet treat.

The bee experts said the bees have been pollinating wild flowers in the area, so the honey they make will be called “wildflower honey.”

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