When Jefferson Carnegie Library discovered a bee infestation in one of the entrance columns, they called on Karin Bayne of Honey Hill Bee Farm in the Marshall, Texas area to remedy the problem.
Over 60,000 honey bees from removed from the library last Sunday along with their comb and honey and relocated to a safe site. The process started at 6 AM on a Sunday and involved using a lift and special gear to open the column on the front porch at the top and bottom. The hive was estimated to have been one year old and was 3 feet in length inside the column. The column was repaired and painted once the bees and honey were removed.
Bayne, top photo, and her assistants worked 12 hours Sunday to relocate the estimated 60,000 honey bees. Photos by Marsha Jones.
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