“Thousands of bees in there,” Group hopes to remove bees from infested Edmond home

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thousands of bees continue to buzz in the walls of a home near Memorial and Western, but help could be on the way.

That buzzing has diminished outside of Janie Giordano's home, with a hive seemingly soothed by cloudy skies.

"They were very, very angry....now with all the rain, maybe it has calmed things down," said Giordano. "But they're still there, and they're still going strong."

A few days have passed since hundreds of bees burst from her wall, but now Janie has a plan.

"We've been in contact with a company who wants to come out...try to remove the bees as safely as possible," she explained.

Bug Zappers, led by Mike LaPlante, stopped by the home Wednesday afternoon.

"There's still hundreds, thousands of bees in there," said LaPlante. "You're gonna have the hive 16 inches wide, and I'm guessing two...four...maybe even six feet long."

That hive seems to be filled with honey. In fact, a layer of the goop has pooled at the bottom of a trashcan beneath the hole.

But that discovery came at a cost.

"I was stung here on my forehead," said Giordano. "I had gone to my trash can...it was a horrible pain."

Despite the sting, Janie wants these bees protected, as does Bug Zappers.

LaPlante says their first order of business is to vacuum the bees off of the hive.

"I give all that to a beekeeper, who re-introduces them into a beehive or into the wild," said LaPlante. "My objective is to save them, I don't want to hurt the bees.

 

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